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BROWN 

ALUMNI MONTHLY 



DECEMBER 1960 




Homecoming Started Here 



BOARD OF EDITORS 

Chairman 

C. Arthur Braitsch '23 



V ice-Chairman 
George R. Ashbey "21 



Garrett D. Byrnes '26 
Warren L. Carleen '48 
C. Manton Body '22 
Carleion GorF '24 
Prof. I. J. Kapstein '26 
Stuart C. Sherman '39 



Managing Editor 
Chesley Worthington '23 



Assistant Editor 

John F. Harry. Jk„ '50 



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BROWN 

ALUMNI MONTHLY 



DECEMBER 1960A^OL. LXI NO. 3 



In This Issue. 



Biology at Brown : Retrospect and Prospect 4 



Before the Waters Bury the Temple 9 



The Life and Times of Josiah Carberry 10 



A New Venture for the Brown Glee Club 14 



They Saw the Brown Film in France 16 



A Reading Terrace for the Library 17 



DR. KEENEY: His First Five Years 23 



FRONT COVER 



HOMECOMING began on the old Aldrich Field, and everything went 
well right from the start: a well-attended rendezvous at the Riiode Island 
Brown Club's tent, reunions at lunchtime, with a good soccer game to 
watch (as our cover suggests). Then at the Stadium a valiant Varsity 
football team rose to the occasion with its first Ivy triumph of the season. 
(For more Photo Lab views of Homecoming, see page 32.) 




Hymn on request . . . 

PRESIDING at a Sayles Hall Convocation, 
Dean Schuize remarked on the con- 
tinuing quality of the choir's music but 
said, in view of its occasional disposition 
toward modern compositions, that he 
sometimes longed for the simple, old- 
fashioned, melodic harmonies of "Stand 
Up. Stand Up for Jesus." 

On his ne.\t appearance in Sayles, Dr. 
Schuize started to lead the platform party 
down the aisle. He was promptly aware 
that the processional music was a rollick- 
ing, full-voiced performance of the hymn 
he had cited. He opened the exercises by 
saying, toward the choir loft: "Touche." 

> WHEN WE WERE PREPARING the Library 
story for our last issue, it was our hope to 
use two appropriate quotations as side-bar 
bits, and we still like them. 

One was what Harold Larrabee said at 
a cornerstone laying at Union College: 
"It is in libraries that we maintain that 
most precious of freedoms: the freedom to 
read — and to choose what to read. The 
man who builds a library strikes a 
mighty blow for the free mind, without 
which men and women are no better than 
slaves." 

And Harold C. Syrett said at Wesleyan's 
1960 Commencement: "My only advice is: 
don't join the talkers of the world. Wher- 
ever you end up, look for a library where 
they make a virtue of silence." 



The fourth son . . . 

> OUR NOTE about Napier Collins, GS '56, 
warrants the sequel. You may recall that 
the Evening Standard of London was in- 
terested that three children there should 
be named Adlai, Franklin, and Harry. Ex- 
pecting to find such names only in an 
American Democratic-voting family, a re- 
porter discovered that Collins was English, 
head of the Economic Division of Shell 
International. His story noted that a 
fourth son had been born but, at that 
writing, his name had not been chosen. 
The expectation then was that the name 
would be Lincoln — a family name. 

Collins now reports to us that habit 
won out. TTie fourth boy has been called 
Kennedy. 

> A FOOTBALL ITEM in a Rhode Island paper 
this fall was headed: "Brown Eleven Is 
Green." And J. S. Cline '56 found this 
comment in the Southern Lumberman of 
Nashville, Tenn.: "Well, that ought to in- 
sure a colorful game." 

> SPIKE SAUNDERS of the Univer&ity of 
North Carolina alleges that the mail 
baskets in the Department of Psychiatry at 
Chapel Hill are marked: "Outgoing" and 
"Inhibited." 

> EDITOR of the Arizona Alumnus over- 
heard a student's advice to a friend: "The 
thing for you to do is to drop out now so 
as not to engender your academic record." 




> IT WAS A BIT STARTLING to See the line 
end where it did, part way through the 
title of Flannery O'Connor's novel: "The 
Violent Bear." The rest followed, however, 
on the next line: "It Away." 

Fred Bloom '40 apparently shares our 
sensitivity to ursine references. He writes, 
"I don't know whether it was an inten- 
tional play on words or not," and sent 
us a Boston headline which began: 
"Brown Bares Gift." 

> REiNHARDT HOUSE appears to be the 
alumnae center at Mills College. One as- 
pect of its hospitahty was mentioned by 
a three-year-old visitor, who told her 
mother: "It's nice that you don't need 
nickels." 

Another use of a nickel was referred to 
by President Baxter of Williams, whose 
remark we saw in an anthology of quotes 
which the Williams Alumni Review used 
apropos of his retirement: "Mr. Baxter 
admits he once 'played a machine' in a 
Western gaming center. He put a nickel 
in a stamp-vending machine, extracted 
four one-cent stamps, and mailed them to 
his wife with a note saying, 'The best odds 
offered in the State of Nevada.' " 

> SHE WAS CALLING the Harvard Alumni 
Office so that she might order a Harvard 
Chair for her nephew, and someone on the 
staff was trying to assist in the transac- 
tion (writes Primus III in "The College 
Pump" of the Harvard Alumni Bulletin). 
They talked about delivery, how to make 
out the check, and where to send the chair. 
"And what," asked the Alumni Associa- 
tion, "is his Class?" 

"Oh," said the lady, "John hasn't any 
Harvard Class. Actually, he is a Yale 
man; but I find the Harvard Chair is a 
little less expensive." 

> PROFESSORS are no different from any- 
one else when it comes to passing along 
remarks by their children. In one family, 
a new cat had failed to appear for his 
usual meal, and the four-year-old boy was 
advised to go to the back yard and sum- 
mon the animal. Minutes later, the boy 
came back with a question: "Mommy, 
how do you call a cat?" 

In another Faculty home, one of the 
two youngsters is currently interested in 
dinosaurs while the other is loyal to King 
Arthur and his knights. The older boy 
thought he had won the argument about 
what they would play: Round Table. His 




brother was dubbed a knight with a tap 
on the shoulder from a yardstick and the 
words, "I dub you Sir Launcelot." Then 
the younger lad had his turn, made his 
biother kneel, and gave his whack, saying: 
"I dub you Sir Diplodocus." 

> ,iAV BARRY brought back from the 
Brown Field press box the account of an 
incident in the Dartmouth game. During 
a crucial play, the phone rang in the radio 
booth. The color-announcer picked up the 
receiver and couldn't believe his ears 
when a male voice asked eagerly, "Is 
Helen there?" 

> FOR YEARS each member of the Board of 
Governors has paid for his own lunch at 
the monthly meetings at the Faculty Club. 
Starting off his administration this fall, 
however. President Bloom got unanimous 
support for his proposal that the cost of 
the luncheons be absorbed by the Club 
treasury. A second motion followed with- 
out delay — that future meetings be held 
weekly rather than monthly. 

Inside the bear . . . 

> ON THE SUNDAY of Homecoming Week 
End, the Providence Journal's Rhode Is- 
land carried a picture feature about the 
"Bear That Lost His Head." It reported 
on the antics of the student who dresses 
up in a bear costume for football games 
to provide a more amenable mascot than 
the live Bruno who also roams the side- 
lines. The two-footed Bear lost his head 
when a Yale bandsman knocked off his 
head-piece. 

Dave Babson '61, the usual "Bear," 
was asked about a rumor that the person 
inside the bear uniform for the Rhode 
Island game was actually a girl. Theoriz- 
ing was that this was a device to circum- 
vent any jurisdiction from a Brown Dean. 
Dave confirmed that the Bear had indeed 
been a girl, but there'd been no defiance 
of authority. "Yes," he said, "it was my 
kid sister. She wanted to do it just for the 
heck of it." 

> we've been meaning to check on a re- 
port that there are three doors in a row 
in Whitehall, a Brown classroom building, 
each bearing a sign that would tend to re- 
strict access. They say, respectively: 
"Men," "Women," and "Mechanical." 

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GROUNDBREAKING IS IMMINENT for the new Biology Building, across Waterman St. from Pounce House at Brown St, 



THE NEXT MOVE 



Walter Wilson, who has known each year of Arnold L,ab 
history, can tell its story proudly. Bid he is impatient 
to get on with the coming chapter of Biology's progress. 



BROWN ALU.MM MONTHLY 



By J. WALTER WILSON '18 

THE YEAR 1914 had three important incidents in the history 
of Brown: The celebration of the 150th anniversary of 
the founding of Brown, my advent as a Freshman, and the 
building of the Arnold Biological Laboratory. 

When I came to Brown, the Department of Biology was 
still housed in the old Natural History Museum (the Jenckes 
Museum), now Rhode Island Hall. The Department of Bot- 
any with its herbarium and library was in the basement of 
Maxcy with a fairly serviceable greenhouse on the side next 
to the John Carter Brown Library, extending back into the 
territory of today's Littlefield. Professor Gorham taught the 
elementary course (the "cat" course) in one of the larger 
museum rooms where, as I remember it, we sat on settees. 
After the spring vacation, preparations for removal to the 
new Arnold Laboratory made it necessary for our class to 
move to a large lecture room in Maxcy where we were intro- 
duced to the mysteries of Botany by Dr. York. 

All that year the new Laboratory was being built on the 
edge of Lincoln Field, eagerly observed by those of us who 
were the budding biologists. It was to be a magnificent build- 
ing, with a fine auditorium, a library and seminar room, a 
shop, excellent storage rooms, modern class rooms and 
teaching laboratories with adequate preparation rooms, office 
laboratories for the staff members and their assistants, and on 
the roof an animal house. I have gathered since that some 
contemporaries felt it was somewhat more luxurious than 
could be justified. 

A Laboratory for 1100 Students 

At that time the student body at Brown was about 900 
men and 200 women with a sprinkling of graduate students. 
It had grown to this size during the 1890's under the dynamic 
leadership of "Benny" Andrews, whose name was still magic 
among the Faculty and at alumni meetings. It was generally 
conceded that this was the optimum size for Brown and that 
it should never be increased. So the new Laboratory was de- 
signed for a student body of that size with a corresponding 
Faculty — four Professors and one Instructor, a woman, 
charged with the responsibility of teaching Elementary Bi- 
ology to the women's class. The plans for the building, there- 
fore, included space precisely allocated to each staff member. 

On the first floor the office and laboratory of the woman 
Instructor; on the second, Dr. Mead at the east end and Dr. 
Walter at the west; and on the third floor, Professor Gorham 
on the east end and Dr. Mitchell on the west. Spacious as the 
building looked, there was no room for expansion and, fur- 
thermore, the equipment was designed for the modest type 
of research that constituted the work of those biologists, in 
fact, of biologists generally in those days. Research was some- 
thing a man did in his office: all he needed was a microscope 
and a bottle of alcohol, and he was in business. 

The building was pretty well planned, for its day. It was 
made possible by funds donated by Dr. Oliver H. Arnold, 
1865, a Providence physician who had for several years been 
a member of the Visiting Committee of the Department. He 
therefore knew of the unique need for a modern laboratory. 
The late President Faunce liked to tell how an unannounced 
visitor arrived at his office one day and had a little trouble 
getting past his secretary. He had come to tell Prexy that he 
wanted to give Brown money for a lab. 

The donation was about $85,000, of which I believe only 



about $75,000 was spent on the building. There were some 
features that for some reason it seemed better to postpone so 
the extra $10,000 was held in reserve. The building was 
equipped by a fund raised among the alumni and the citizens 
of Providence. Their names are on the bronze plaque in the 
first floor corridor. This fund was nowhere near adequate so 
the equipment was meagre, much of it improvised or salvaged 
from the old museum. 

What About the Old Museum? 

With the completion of the building, it was decided to 
abandon the museum. This was part of a trend going on in 
other colleges and universities. The cost of maintaining such a 
museum was considerable, for it had no significant endow- 
ment, and public interest was on the wane. There had been 
no provision for this white elephant in the new building. How- 
ever, the abandonment of the museum presented a problem 
because the material had been donated or bequeathed to the 
University, and the University had accepted it as a public 
trust with the responsibility of preserving it and maintaining 
it for the use of the public, at least for teaching purposes. The 
material could neither be destroyed nor discarded. (There 




The still-energetic career of Dr. J. Walter Wilson 
exactly spans the era at Brown University between the 
year they started construction of the Arnold Laboratory 
(he was a Freshman in 1914) and the flowering of hopes 
for the new Biology Building. Obviously, he was the man 
to write about what this would mean to the Department 
of which he was long Chairman (until last year). 

"You want me to talk about the new Biology Building," 
he said. "All right, but let's go back a way first." 



DECEMBER 1960 




THE SITE STANDS READY for the new Biology Building at the corner of 
Waterman and Brown Sts. (Former D.U. House ot 80 Woterman is at right.) 
Below: Several samples of brick bonds attract interest. 




was some question, 1 believe, as to whether or not it could be 
given away.) 

Furthermore, there were some specimens of unique scien- 
tific value for they were the actual specimens, "type speci- 
mens" from which Professor Packard had described new 
species. Any museum with such materia! is particularly re- 
sponsible to see that it is not destroyed or lost, but is always 
available for the use of other scientists. Finally it was decided 
that the materials should be saved and stored. 

Innumerable cheap wooden boxes were made, into which 
stuffed birds, bird skins, shells, bones, and specimen bottles 
were packed. Some were stored in the attic of the Adminis- 
tration Building (now Van Wickle Hall), in space partitioned 
off by chicken wire for the sake of security; some in the base- 
ment of the old Library (now Robinson Hall); but most in 
the new storage space in the new Laboratory. Instead of the 
luxurious storage space, we. therefore, lived for years with 
deteriorating bird skins, disintegrating butterflies, and desic- 
cated snakes and fish in bottles from which the preservative 
had long since evaporated. 

They remained in possession of this valuable space until with 
the expansion following World War II. it became necessary to 
recover it for more important purposes. I do not know what 



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became of the material stored in Van Wickle or the old Li- 
brary. What was stored in the Arnold Laboratory is still stored 
on University property in especially prepared quarters adja- 
cent to the Seekonk river. 

Following World War I, the pressure of student application 
and the need for tuition led to an abandonment of the size 
limitations previously agreed upon, and Brown began to ex- 
pand. New programs, the Honors Program, and the increase 
in graduate student enrollment called for additional advanced 
courses, more space for classes, especially laboratories, and 
more room for the students. 

The First of Many Improvisations 
Prof. Charles Stuart and I were added to the Faculty, and 
the head assistant's job in the elementary course was elevated 
to an instructorship. To provide space, the money left over in 
the building fund was still available. We had all understood 
that the building had been so constructed that an additional 
floor could be added. When the "Campus Architects" frowned 
upon that plan, however, the alternative was to build a pent- 
house set far enough back from the parapet so that it would 
not show. This was approved and the penthouse erected — of 
the simplest type of factory construction, with the space di- 
vided into rooms by wallboard partitions. Most of the rooms 
were small, for graduate students, but the west end was left 
as a large room for an additional class laboratory. To make 
room for the penthouse, the old animal house had to be re- 
moved. With no money to build new ones, they were "impro- 
vised" out of two-by-fours, boxwood, tar paper and greenhouse 
sash. 

By the late '20s, the space problem was again becoming 
intolerable. It was solved this time by the fortunate circum- 
stance that the University acquired possession of the frame 
house just west of the Laboratory at 91 Waterman St. The 
house was of cheap construction with no electricity, a dirt 
floor in the cellar, and no promise it would last. So rickety that 
it shook with every step, it was in such a bad state of repairs 
that it could not be rented. The cost of tearing it down was so 
great that we were offered it. provided we could find the 
money to fix it up. 

So The Annex Came into Being 

Fortunately, Dr. Herman C. Pitts was at this time becom- 
ing interested in cancer research. He urged us to undertake a 
program. From some local source, he obtained $1000 for this 
purpose. (This was many years before the initiation of the 
present grant-supported programs for cancer research.) With 
this money we put in electricity, sinks, and some added plumb- 
ing. We tightened the building up a little, scrounged some 
furniture from a variety of sources, obtained our first inbred 
mice with a transplantable tumor, and hired a research assist- 
ant. 

The building was named "The Biology Annex." In addition 
to room for more graduate students, it provided a small class- 
room for advanced classes, and a common laboratory for stu- 
dents' use in experimental cytology. A few years later with a 
grant from the Rockefeller Foundation, a cement floor was 
laid in the basement to provide animal quarters that are still 
in use. 

Plans for an addition to the Arnold Laboratory were al- 
ready talked about. It would consist of a structure somewhat 
like the present building, built on the west end and extending 
into Lincoln Field. How this was a part of the development 



program of the late twenties, I cannot say, but the program 
never really got under way before the great Depression set in, 
and we were struggling for financial stability without thinking 
further of expansion. The location of the Metcalf Research 
Laboratory placed the plans for the proposed Biology addition 
in the discard. 

During the Depression, the student body increased. With 
impetus from the newly established Graduate School under 
Dean Richardson, our graduate student program increased 
still more rapidly. New men were added to the staff, and space 
was again at a premium. The steady expansion continued 
during the War until it became almost explosive. After the 
War, as indicated above, store rooms were cleaned out and 
converted into research rooms; lecture rooms also were di- 
vided into small rooms for the same purpose; but the pressure 
still increased. New plans for an addition to the Arnold Labo- 
ratory were talked of, this time to extend west along Water- 
man St. 

The Neiv Vigor of the Psychologists 

Meanwhile a new and flourishing component grew up in the 
Life Sciences. Psychology, divorced from Philosophy, moved 
into the frame house west of our Annex, and began a sym- 
biotic relationship from which we have both profited. Under 
the inspired leadership of Dr. Carmichael, Dr. Hunter, and 
now Dr. Schlosberg, it has developed into one of the leading 
Departments in the country. 

As the University acquired the other frame houses, the 
Psychology Department took them over, until this great de- 
partment was working in three old houses. A new and vig- 
orous space problem had developed in the Life Sciences. It 
became clear that one appropriate building for this distin- 
guished Department must have the highest priority. 

With the completion of the Metcalf Research Laboratory, 
the Botany Department moved into the space vacated in the 
old Newport Rogers Chemistry Laboratory, built in 1861. At 
the time it was abandoned by the chemists, it was the oldest 
academic chemistry laboratory in the country still in use as a 
chemistry laboratory. The refurbished quarters gave the bota- 
nists excellent space with elbow room in an old building 
which should have been torn down. With considerable in- 
genuity, this space has been adopted to their uses, but could 
not be adapted for the use of some of the modern experimental 
fields they now hope to develop. 

When the Wriston Quadrangle was finished and the fraterni- 
ties moved in, relinquishing their houses, the old Psi U. house 
at 15 Manning St. was turned over to the Biology Department 
and became Angell Hall. At surprisingly small cost, it was 
converted to a laboratory to house the Elementary Biology 
teaching program. The class laboratories were moved there 
from the Arnold Laboratory, liberating considerable space on 
the first floor. Two of the staff members acquired excellent 
quarters, and space became available for several graduate 
students. For a relatively small sum, space could be altered 
to provide an additional class laboratory which is sorely 
needed. The space vacated in the Arnold Laboratory was im- 
mediately occupied without any perceptible release of pres- 
sure. 

Rockefeller Gift Permitted a Breakthrough 

The first important "breakthrough" toward a definitive 
solution of the housing problem in the Life Sciences came 
with the provision of a new building for the Psychology De- 



DECEMBER 1960 



partment. For reasons of convenience, this was to be located 
on the site of the three frame houses they occupied. As plans 
developed, it became clear that the allocation was entirely 
inadequate for the building they needed. Fortunately, the 
Congress at this time passed the bill that launched the Health 
Research Facilities program, under which the Federal Gov- 
ernment, through the United States Public Health Service, 
provides funds to match institutional funds in building new 
research space. Of the 800 projects that have been processed 
in this program throughout the country, the Psychological 
Laboratory of Brown University vv'as number 2. 

The grant obtained assured the building and they now have 
it — a fine modern laboratory, of which they are justly proud. 
Incidentally, it rendered the proposed plan for the extension 
of the Arnold Laboratory westward obsolete — fortunately, as 
the events will show. 

Meanwhile the department of Biology had received a train- 
ing grant from the National Cancer Institute to support an 
expanded graduate and post-graduate program in the basic 
sciences on which cancer research depends. The grant in- 
cluded funds necessary to convert a house into a laboratory 
to provide space for this expansion. The house at the corner 
of Brown and Waterman Sts. was acquired in part through a 
bequest from Dr. Herbert Partridge '92 and is now a fine 
laboratory for the type of research it houses. Partridge House 
provides space for five Faculty members, their research 
assistants, and a dozen graduate students. The heavy equip- 
ment includes two electron microscopes well quartered in the 
basement. 

Nezv Moves But Still the Pressure 

When the psychologists moved into their new building from 
the old D.U. house at 80 Waterman St., which they had tem- 
porarily occupied, that house was allocated to the Biology 
Department. Again matching funds from the Health Research 
Facilities program of the United States Public Health Service 
aided the funds of the University in converting it to a labora- 
tory (now Walter Hall) for the rapidly expanding program in 
genetics. This has permitted its growth to an outstanding one 
in research, and in graduate and postgraduate study, now 
supported in part by a training grant from the National Insti- 
tutes of Health. 

As these programs have moved out of the Arnold Labora- 
tory, the crowded programs still there have expanded to fill 
the vacated space still without any perceptible release of pres- 
sure. Some of the most important aspects of modern Biology 
were still struggling in almost stifling circumstances with too 
little space and that inadequate for the heavy equipment re- 
quired. It had long been clear that to keep pace with modern 
developments, a new building would be necessary. The com- 
pletion of the Psychology Laboratory vacated the number one 
priority position, and our plans began to develop. 

We at first laid out the needs of the entire Department, 
plus Botany. We wound up with a building twice as long as 
the Arnold Laboratory and eight stories high. Esthetically we 
had no enthusiasm for such a monster on the Brown campus, 
and we found none elsewhere. Furthermore, the possibility of 
obtaining the funds for such a large structure seemed pretty 
remote. Consequently, we decided to go at it piecemeal and 
plan a building especially designed for the fields most urgently 
needing new space. The result is "Unit I" for which we are 
about to break ground. We fervently hope it will be rapidly 
followed by Units 2, 3, 4, and 5 to house the rest of the Life 
Sciences. 



We have planned to retain Partridge Hall, Walter Hall, and 
Angell Hall, and to relinquish the Annex at 91 Waterman St. 
only reluctantly. But, most important, we had hoped to reno- 
vate the Arnold Laboratory, completely modernizing it in 
every respect so that it might be serviceable for some years to 
come. However, when it was examined for this purpose by 
the architect, the project was pronounced impossible. The 
building had gone up under a code now obsolete, and for a 
teaching and research program far simpler than ours of today. 
Alterations to fit the new building code and make it adequate 
for our present purposes would be of necessity so drastic and 
costly that they would be impractical, and even if undertaken, 
the desired objectives might not be attained. 

With this plan now abandoned, we are marking time for a 
few months to see what direction the future development of 
the Life Sciences will take. It seems incredible that a building 
that we moved into 45 years ago with so much pride and 
satisfaction should today be so completely obsolete. But at 
that time no one could have foreseen the progress that has 
been made in all aspects of science and technology. 

At Long Last, a Modern Center 

The new building will house the teaching and research lab- 
oratories of Biochemistry, Physiology. Microbiology^ and 
Plant Physiology. It will occupy the space along the east side 
of Brown St. from Waterman to Angell St. The site will ne- 
cessitate the closing of the end of Fones Alley and providing 
a new outlet to Angell St. The plans for the building have 
been drawn up by Conrad Green '36 of the firm of Robinson, 
Green and Beretta, the same firm that planned the residences 
of the Rhode Island School of Design on the hill along Water- 
man St. 

The new building will cost, fully equipped, around $1,800,- 
000. Of this $560,000 is provided by a grant from the Rocke- 
feller Foundation, and $565,070 by a grant from the Health 
Research Facilities program of the United States Public 
Health Service. The rest must come from funds of the 
University allocated from the unrestricted gift from the estate 
of John L. Given '34. An additional grant of $46,200 from 
the U.S.P.H.S. has been received to provide research equip- 
ment. 

Modern in every respect, including air-conditioning through- 
out, we suspect the building will look as luxurious to our 
contemporaries as the Arnold Laboratory did to those of 
1914. However, it is no more so than many similar labora- 
tories that have been built and are being built in response to 
the same pressure in progressive institutions throughout the 
country. It will have four stories and a basement, and a fifth 
story entirely occupied by the machinery for air-conditioning, 
ventilation of fume-hoods, and animal rooms, emergency 
generators and similar purposes. In the basement will be a 
modern stock room and supply department for the whole 
department to replace the crowded and inefficient one in the 
Arnold Laboratory, also some animal rooms and a shop. 

The four teaching and research floors will provide space 
for the programs of eight Faculty members with their teaching 
and research assistants, their graduate students, and their post- 
doctoral fellows. It will then be possible for them to develop 
aspects of their programs that are urgently necessary if 
Brown is to keep pace with other institutions but impossible 
without such facilities. Obviously we are all looking forward 
eagerly to the completion of the building. 



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A SALVAGE JOB called o Brown Egyptologist to this 3700-year-old temple. (Photo courtesy Oriental Institute, University of Chicago.) 



Before the Waters Bury It 



A Brown University Professor is in Egypt to aid an in- 
ternational effort to preserve the ancient monuments of 
Nubia. When the Aswan High Dam, now under construction 
on the Nile River, is completed, a great lake will cover this 
area of Egypt and Sudan, submerging the ancient temples, 
tombs and monuments forever. 

Dr. Ricardo A. Caminos, Associate Professor of Egyptology 
at Brown and an expert in hieroglyphic texts, left in October 
to spend five months in Nubia, an area encompassing the 
southern part of the United Arab Republic and the northern 
part of the Republic of the Sudan along the Nile River. He 
is one of many scholars from various nations in the world 
who are responding to the appeal made last March by the 
director general of UNESCO. At the request of the United 
Arab Republic and Sudan, UNESCO is sponsoring a cam- 
paign to record and to save the enormous wealth of archeo- 
logical material that will be completely under water by 1968. 

The new dam, of utmost significance for the economic 
welfare of both countries, will create an artificial lake 300 
miles long and up to 546 feet deep, stretching from just above 
the dam site at Aswan up to the Third Cataract in the Sudan. 
Plans call for the removal of several significant monuments 
intact to new locations and for the erection of a wall or dam 
around others, particularly the most valuable, Dr. Caminos 
said. But there are many other monuments along the Nile, 



such as hillside carvings, caves and inscriptions, that cannot 
be dismantled or would be too costly to wall in, he continued. 
Scholars hope to study, measure, record and eventually pub- 
lish complete details on these sites. 

Working in the area will be archeologists, anthropologists 
and geologists as well as Egyptologists, Dr. Caminos added. 
"We don't expect any startling discoveries from an artistic 
point of view," he said, "but you never can tell what will 
come up in an excavation." 

Dr. Caminos has gone first to the ancient city of Buhen 
near Wadi Haifa in Sudan, where he will copy the reliefs 
and hieroglyphic inscriptions of two temples, one built in 
1800 B.C., the other in 1500 B.C. (The photo shows the 
temple south of Buhen.) Later he will move to Kasr Ibrim 
in Egypt to study a group of caves that were used as shrines 
and are decorated with extensive reliefs. The Brown profes- 
sor will make copies of the reliefs by taking actual-size rub- 
bings, which he then traces while on location. 

Dr. Caminos will be working in conjunction with the Egypt 
Exploration Society of London, of which he has been a 
member since 1945. Only two or three other American 
universities, in addition to Brown, are sending scholars to 
Nubia. Dr. Caminos has been a member of the Brown faculty 
since 1952 and is the author of two books on hieroglyphic 
writing. He has previously headed expeditions of the Egypt 
Exploration Society. 



DECEMBER 1960 




NOTORIOUSLY WARY of photoghaphers, Josiah Carberry generally sue- posterity, however. Note the strong, purposeful cost of his features even 
ceeds in avoiding the lens. In this historic picture, he was recorded for in this unguorded moment. 



Tlie I_.IFE3 anci TIlvIES of 




While no one, by now, should be surprised at the uni- 
versality of Prof. Josiah S. Carberry, one would not ex- 
pect to encounter him in the pages of The Bee-Hive of 
United Aircraft Corporation. Yet there he urns, twice— 
once in the regular quarterly issue of the East Hartford 
publication and again in the 1960 Stockholders' Issue. 
We are privileged to have permission to reprint the stoiy 
by Ernest Dickinson as there published, together with 
some rare photos which Editor Paul Fisher used to illus- 
trate the article. 

Brow7i men arc aware, of course, that Jan. 13, a Friday, 
will be the next Carbeny Day. It is timely as well as 
agreeable to cariy the Dickinson account, the best extra- 
mural bit of Carberriana xve have ever see?!. The ma- 
terial, while inevitably familiar in spots, has been well 
selected and handled most sympathetically. Arid there 
are some new revelations. 



By ERNEST DICKINSON 

WHEN the first space ship leaves for Mars, the Japan 
Astronautical Society expects to have a distinguished 
passenger aboard. Professor Josiah S. Carberry has volun- 
teered to look over terrain there with a view to starting 
Astral University for interplanetary students. But those who 
know this great scientist well doubt that he will appear at 
blast-off time. Carberry, they say, has one flaw in his char- 
acter. He never keeps appointments. 

An eccentricity of genius, his friends plead. After all, look 
what Josiah has offered the world! Steel sails for boats. 
Chlorophilly for horses, and a rotatable laboratory for con- 
ducting revolutionary experiments. Certainly no one but Car- 
berry has ever been referred to in the Lawndale, Calif., 



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Tribune as "the world's greatest authority on non-Pythagorean 
geometry."! 

Skeptics may ask if this old boy really exists at all. The 
answer is, yes, Virginia, there is a Josiah Carberry. He is the 
intellectuals' Paul Bunyan. And he probably will live, if not 
forever, at least as long as his devotees can slip stories about 
him past unsuspecting newspaper and magazine editors. 

Josiah Stinkney Carberry, P.C.D. (Doctor of Psycho- 
Ceramics) was bom full-grown on the Brown campus in 
1929. That was the year an instructor there put a bogus 
notice on the bulletin board. It read: "On Thursday at 8:15 
p.m. in Sayles Hall, J. S. Carberry will give a lecture on 
'Archaic Greek Archeological Revetments in connection with 
Ionian Phonology.' " Another staff member, detecting the 
fraud, penciled in the word "not" before "give." 

Somehow, this bit of whimsy caught the imagination of a 
group of faculty members. It was too good a joke to drop. 
Planted news items began appearing in Rhode Island papers 
about lectures Carberry was never to deliver. Social columns 
recorded his travels. Letters to the editor publicized the 
professor's strong, if somewhat eccentric, views on everything 
from stuffing puffins to the cause and cure of aboriginal 
pottery. 

"Like a Contagious Lunacy" 

The creation of Carberry myths started in a modest way. 
But, like a contagious lunacy, it spread among Brown alumni 
everywhere until today even periodicals in such countries as 
Japan and Burma are being used to further the legend. Clip- 
pings, as well as telegrams, letters, and postcards signed by 
Josiah, are arriving continually at Brown from all parts of the 
world. There, retired Professor Benjamin C. Clough, curator 
of Carberriana, sorts them and puts the best on display in 
the university library. 

Early in his career, Carberry acquired a wife, Laura, two 
grown daughters, Lois and Patricia, and a friend named 
Truman Grayson. The latter suffers from an affliction so rare 
that medical authorities believe it strikes only once in any 
geologic era. 

Of all Josiah's accomplishments, none is so widely known 
as his research in psycho-ceramics (psycho meaning roughly 
"cracked"; ceramics, "pots"). Newspapers in all sections of 
the country have printed announcements of lectures Carberry 
planned to give on this, his favorite subject. But the professor, 
notoriously absent-minded, never appeared to deliver any of 
them.- 

The interests of this versatile genius range over all fields 
of science. The Martha's Vineyard Gazette, for example, 
printed Josiah's suggestion for making steel sails, counter- 
balanced by the centerboard. When the centerboard goes 
up, the sail comes down, and vice versa. "Not being a nautical 
man myself," wrote Carberry with characteristic modesty, 
"I may have left a few practical kinks to be worked out." 

The professor carries diffidence to an extreme where his 
own inventions are concerned. In a note to Clough, Carberry 
gave his son-in-law. Sir Conrad Bleet,^ credit for devising 



* The Carberry geometric system, according to the Brown Uni- 
versity Alumni Monthly, is based on a four dimensional theory 
that a triangle has two hypotenuses and only one leg to stand on. 

- Professor Clough ascribes this fault not so much to indifference 
as to Professor Carberry's acute distaste for being watched. 

" There is a record of still another relative. Blossom Plum. She 
served a brief apprenticeship as a can opener in the Brown Uni- 
versity kitchen but disappeared in a blue haze in 1937. 



Chlorophilly for horses and a rotatable laboratory for revolu- 
tionary inventions. Yet, no one who knew Josiah could fail 
to see in these two discoveries the mark of his peculiar genius. 
A man of great social coitscience, Carberry has taken up 
the cause of returning ancestral lands to the American 
Indians, particularly the Madison Avenue acreage of Man- 
hattan Island. In fact, according to Dean John W. Spaeth of 
Wesleyan, who was one of the original Carberrians at Brown, 
Josiah not long ago agreed to appear before the Connecticut 
Legislature on behalf of the Podunk tribe. He said he would 
suggest that all of South Windsor and most of East Hartford 
be given back to the Indians. Unfortunately, he was called 
away before the Legislature convened. 

Light of Foot and Light of Heart 

Friends of the professor give varying descriptions of his 
appearance, but all agree that Josiah must be light afoot. 
Otherwise how could he send a card from Rome one day and 
New Hampshire State Prison the next? How could he be in 




THE POLICE GAZETTE refused this likeness of Lois Carberry in 1911 on the 
grounds that it is bad luck to put one's beanie on the bed. 



B'M!- 




SOME of Patricia's most daring modern verse was inspired afield. "One 
soars," she once wrote mysteriously, "when one stoops to peer." 



DECEMBER 1960 



11 



Cape Canaveral checking on missile activities on Monday 
morning and that very night write a note to Clough from Old 
Gaza in Palestine that he was excavating to prove that Sam- 
son used not the jawbone of an ass, but a thighbone, in his 
assault on the Phihstines? 

Carberry is, in fact, a record world traveler. On a recent 
holiday jaunt, made possible through the cooperation of 
Brown alumni around the world, Josiah circled the equator in 
one day. Picture cards to Clough showed by their postmarks 
that the professor had made the air trip in 24 hours. When 
a detractor hinted at payola and suggested that some founda- 
tion must have financed the jaunt, an injured Carberry com- 
plained to the Brown Alumni Monthly. ""There is no founda- 
tion for this report." 

Josiah loves to go visiting. For example, the Manhasset, 
N. Y., Press, describing Carberry as the author of ""Pot Shards 
of the Amazon Delta," told of his social call on Brown 
alumni there. The Weatport Town Crier reported his stay in 



that town, identifying him as a "noted lecturer and pe- 
nologist." He turns up often at colleges and universities where 
Brown men have gone. He is invariably alone. Laura is most 
tolerant. "Ever since my husband got his toupee," she wrote 
ten years ago, ""he has renewed his youth like the eagle." 

The Wesleyan catalogue lists J. Stinkney Carberry as living 
at 405 Judd Hall, the school's museum. Not long ago. Pro- 
fessor Lawrence E. Gemienhardt of that university saw in a 
news item that the Japan Astronautical Society was taking 
orders for land on Mars. Gemienhardt wrote to the group 
suggesting that the psycho-ceramics professor would like to be 
delegated to establish Astral University on that planet. Would 
the Japanese organization be interested in supporting this 
venture'? If so, would the members be kind enough to give 
him a grant of land? '"Carberry would send the money him- 
self," Gemienhardt wrote, "but he is absolutely impecunious. 
The professor and his wife Laura haven't had a yen in years." 

When General Secretary Taraji Kishida replied, he gave 




EXTRA-SENSORY perception is among 
tile Carberry family's array of in- 
terests. Here the Carberry women 
are in communion with the Professor, 
who is sending thought waves back 
from the Athabasca's headwaters. 



THE FIRST postgraduate class ever 
assembled in psycho-ceramics, shown 
here just before Professor Corberry 
did not deliver his opening lecture. 
The time is surmised to be ofter the 
invention of the wheel. 




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THE FAMILY REUNION was always 
a time of great good humor among 
the Carberrys until Josioh reached 
his majority and began his wander- 
ings. This was the last reunion, it is 
said, which he did not attend. 




not only the Astronautical Society's approval of the plan, 
but also a document certifying that Carberry would have 
"full rights to 100,000 tsubo of land (about 80 acres) 
reserved on Mars when the development project is realized." 
The tract is near the planet's equator. Kishida, it seems, had 
wrongly translated "psycho-ceramics" in the original letter to 
mean "molding of the minds"; and the Tokyo newspaper 
Asahi Shimbun, reporting the transaction, commented that the 
professor appeared to be very serious about the proposed seat 
of higher learning. 

Mrs. Carberry Describes Her Plight 

Meanwhile, back in Carberry land, Josiah had started com- 
posing an Alma Mater hymn for the university. It began 
"Each satellite in the sky knows the reason why, dear Astral, 
we love you . . ." 

If the professor did go to Mars, he would almost certainly 
leave Laura behind. By now Josiah's wife should be ac- 
customed to her husband's solitary goings and comings, but 
they have always been a source of confusion to her. In a 
typical letter, she wrote to a friend: "My husband has disap- 
peared again. At first it was natural enough. He was on a trip 
to do some work in chiromancy which he took up last month. 
Then he came back. Then he went away again. Then he came 
back again. Then again he went away again, and then again 
he came back again. I get quite dizzy as I write this . . ." 

Carberrians often get telegrams from Laura. They usually 
have one thing in common — an incorrect use of personal 
pronouns. This weakness of hers is said to cause the pro- 
fessor untold embarrassment, especially when Laura ends her 
communications, as she always does, with "the usual greetings 
from Josiah and I." 

Whatever her shortcomings, though, Laura is not disloyal. 
A newspaper, in printing an announcement of a lecture Car- 
berry was never to give, misspelled his name. The professor's 
wife was furious. She immediately wrote to the editor, "I 
think it's simply awful that my husband's name was spelled 



wrong. There's no man whose name means as much to him as 
my husband's to his." 

The Carberry daughters, Lois and Patricia, revel in the 
great outdoors. Newspaper society items regularly report that 
Lois is leaving by plane for the Peruvian Andes to shoot 
tufted puffins.* More recently, though, her interest has shifted 
to ptarmigans and pteropods, which, Lois writes, "I hunt 
ptenaciously."'' 

The girls have inherited their father's literary flair. Setting 
one of Josiah's more abstruse themes to verse and music, Pa- 
tricia will have published privately in the fall a ballad type 
song, "Love Is a Psycho-Ceramic Thing." She writes in a mod- 
ern vein — not surprising, perhaps for a card-carrying member 
of the Amalgamated Poets of Southeastern Illinois. By con- 
trast, Lois composes verse in the strictly classical tradition. 
She favors memorial odes. But both women have been able to 
get poetry printed in the less discriminating publications. If 
Lois is rather stodgy in her literary style, she makes up for it 
in private life. No one has been able to keep track of the 
number of men she has married. Among the off-beat weddings 
reported in countless newspapers was her union with "a Maori 
chieftain in Auckland, New Zealand. The Rev. Sylvester 
Travesty performed the double ring ceremony. "« 

The daughters, like their parents, send picture postcards 
galore. One of the classics of Carberriana shows the Hotel 
Statler in Boston with the caption, "1,300 rooms and bath." 
On the back Lois had written, "The bath gets terribly crowded 
but, after all, better dirty than hungry." 

If the professor himself has been able to devote little time 
to his family in the seclusion of Bullwinkle Farm, the famous 
Carberry estate in Middletown, Conn., his research, inven- 
(Continued on page 15) 



' For close work in the bush against tufted puffins who have 
not caught her scent, Lois relies on a .270-caliber Mannlicher 
with a stroboscopic sight. 

' This message was written in a PT boat on the Ptennessee River. 

" Another story had her wed to Travesty. 



DECEMBER 1960 



13 



GLEE CLUB 

One of America's oldest, the Brown 
group offers a fine new recording 



AT RIGHT, Director Erich Kunzel. 




COLLEGE SONGS and choral groups have been an integral 
part of the Brown tradition for many years," says the 
blurb on the jacket for the new long-playing, high fidelity re- 
cording by the Brown University Glee Club. "Andrew Law, 
of the Class of 1775, organized one of the first singing groups 
on campus and later became one of the country's first com- 
posers. By 1826 the Harmonic Society of undergraduates was 
holding regular rehearsals in University Hall and performing 
in the Providence vicinity. 

"The first roster of the Brown University Glee Club ap- 
peared in Vol. 1, No. 1 of the Brown Paper, published in 
1857. The Glee Club, now in its second century of singing, 
continues the tradition that Brown is a 'singing college,' and 
has become nationally recognized for its appearances. . . .'" 

In his second year as Director of the Glee Club, Erich 
Kunzel has suddenly found himself its historian, too. His 
present quest is the oldest printed program of any Glee Club 
concert, and the other day he came in happy with an item 
he had discovered in Archives over in the John Hay. He held 
in his hand the program for a "Concert of the Brown Glee 
Club, Horse Guard Armory, Monday Evening, June 14th, 
1869."" That in itself, he said, goes a long way toward docu- 
menting the suspicion that the Brown University Glee Club 
may be the oldest college glee club in continuous existence, 
but he believes he may find something even earlier. By no 
means has he stopped digging. An 1872 review speaks of the 
"pleasant singing" of the student group, and there is a refer- 
ence to its traveling (probably with 25 to 30 men) and being 
"one of the best." 

Even a Solo for Zither 

The offerings in the old Armory (which still stands on 
Benefit St., although no longer identified with "Horse Guards") 
are interesting to note: There were "Old College Songs," 
"Woodbirds' Song," "Honor to the Soldier" (perhaps in def- 
erence to the auditorium), a "Military March," "Wanderers' 
Return," and "Banish Oh! Maiden" (the punctuation is fol- 
lowed dutifully). Featured voices? Of course: "Larboard 
Watch," a duet for tenor and baritone, and a solo for bass; 
"Bells of Salzburg" was a solo for zither. 

"Bingo (an old marching song)" was probably one which 
continues in the Glee Club repertory and is sung on the new 
recording as "Here's to Good Old Brown." And the Alma 
Mater was then listed as "Old Brown," though Kunzel says it 
is the same song. 



Today's Brown University Glee Club is composed of 60 
upperclassmen, selected after experience with the Canticum 
(Freshman) Glee Club. In addition to its nationwide radio 
and television performances, it has sung in the concert halls 
of many major cities: in New York's Town Hall and the 
Waldorf Astoria; the Arts Club and Strand Theater in Chi- 
cago; Symphony Hall in Boston: and the National Press Club, 
Senate Rotunda, and National Cathedral in Washington. D. C. 
On occasion, the Glee Club has sung for vacationers at such 
resorts as the Homestead in Hot Springs and at White Sul- 
phur Springs' Greenbrier. 

The regular concert year includes performances with the 
choruses from women's colleges and with symphony orches- 
tras. During spring recess, the Glee Club takes its annual tour 
to various parts of the United States. Last season its travels 
permitted concerts in Washington, the Carolinas, Atlanta, 
New Orleans, and Dallas. One date for the 1961 tour is that 
of April 4 in Montreal. 

Erich Kunzel is one reason for the Glee Club's present 
estate at Brown. A 1957 Dartmouth graduate, he has since 
had advanced study in music at Harvard and Brown. Since 
1956 he has been a member of the Domaine School of Con- 
ductors, Pierre Monteux, Master. He was a conductor with 
the Santa Fe (N. M.) Opera Company in its premiere season 
of 1957. 

The Brown Songs Will Attract You 

And what of its new recording? It is a 12-inch high-fidelity 
LP, recorded by Carillon and available at $4. (The price of 
$4.25. quoted on the back-cover ad this month, includes 
mailing. ) 

Most Brown men will first play Side One, which ofliers the 
"Songs of Brown University" as arranged by Kunzel. It opens 
with "Here's to Good Old Brown," the traditional item re- 
ferred to above. A change of mood follows with "On the 
Chapel Steps," by Joel N. Eno '8.^ and George C. Gow '84. 
There are five songs in the "Football Medley": "Ever True 
to Brown." by Don Jackson '09; "Bruno," by A. G. Chaffee 
'02; "The Brown Cheering Song," with words by Robert B. 
Jones "07; "The Brown Victory March," by William H. Mc- 
Masters and Edward W. Corliss '95; and "I'm a Brown Man 
Born," the ancient borrowing and adaptation from the Tar- 
heels of North Carolina, now 60 years in the Brown repertory. 

Wholly unfamiliar to today's generation until the Glee Club 
revival was "God Bless Our University," with words hy Henry 



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R. Palmer '90 and music by Jules Jordan, honorary '95. Long 
dormant in the pages of the "Brown Songbook" has been 
"Bring the Victory to Brown," by Don Jackson; here it is 
brought to life to retell the story of the naming of the Uni- 
versity in a sprightly way that may surprise. The Alma Mater 
of James A. DeWolf, 1861, is the inevitable and fitting finale 
to this side. 

We think Brown men will be delighted with the new lift 
given to their old songs. The arrangements are fresh, though 
with enough respect to tradition; the voices are disciplined 
but enthusiastic (not without quality, too); and the recording 
is excellent. Before the old grad says, "That isn't the way we 
used to sing it," he should allow for a few mutations since 
his day on the Hill. Time, as well as the arranger, has con- 
tributed to the minor variants in melody, rhythm, and even 
wording. Though one may be alert to a new phrase here and 
there, one should grant that the original lyrics might bring 
an occasional wince if some editor had not tampered with 
them to make them fit a later idiom. It is good to hear the 
songs well sung again, though some of the words are less 
quaint today and some of the harmonies far more sophisti- 
cated on this disc. These modern versions of these "our songs 
of cheer" have been tried on many a concert audience, and 
Brunonians continue to respond to their appeal. And so will 
the listener beside his record-player. 

It is in the concert selections, though, that the Glee Club 
shows its real mettle, and admirable, exciting music it pro- 
vides on Side Two of the new record. Six numbers from re- 
cent programs show the Club at its best; "Hodie, Christus 
Natus Est," by Healey Willan. The Christmas spiritual, "Mary 
Had a Baby," arranged by Alice Parker and Robert Shaw. 
"Suabian Folk Song," in the Brahms-Davison arrangement. 
"Oh, I Got Plenty o' Nuttin' " from Gershwin's Porgy and 
Bess. Loboda's arrangement of the spiritual, "Go Tell It oh 
the Mountain." 

But our favorite is the "Dirge for Two Veterans" in the 
Gustav Hoist setting of Walt Whitman's words. Here the 
University Brass Choral under Martin Fischer provides the 
accompaniment, and the performance has never failed to 
move a Glee Club audience. 

There's Companion Activity, Too 

Andrew Law would be proud of his musical descendants 
on College Hill today. The amazing thing is that the Glee 
Club is only one of so many first-rate musical organizations 
at Brown. William Dinneen's Sayles Hall Choir we have 
long enjoyed and admired, and HoUis Grant's Chapel Choir 
is a promising newcomer. We remember Martin Fischer's 
delight at the first reading of Brahms and Mozart Symphonies 
at the initial 1960 rehearsal of the Orchestra. His Band, by 
the way, is now ready to undertake concert appearances in 
nearby New England. If you have a chance to hear the third 
annual performance of Ron Nelson's "Christmas Story," 
don't miss that thrilling event. And, of course, it all stems 
from the leadership of Prof. Arlan Coolidge as Chairman of 
the Music Department and the breaking down of catalogue 
boundaries between curricular and extracurricular. 

Our notice of the Glee Club's record is not to minimize 
any other companion activity in Brown's musical life. The 
rest have their achievements and their high spirit. We speak 
at some length of the record because it is only one aspect 
of a many-sided vitality, which it illustrates. But, after all, 
this is pretty tangible: you can take it into your home. 



The Life and Times 
of Professor Carberry 

(Continued from page 13) 

tions, travels, letters to the editor, and social work with the 
Indians have surely given him a valid excuse to neglect 
friends. Yet, Truman Grayson, with his strange malady, 
has always found Carberry ready to rush to his aid. 

No one knows much of Grayson's early life except that he 
majored in shotput at Tidewater Polytechnic Institute.' His 
rare affliction made its nascent appearance in the spring of 
1936. While Grayson was breeding asps in Springfield, Mass., 
one of them bit him. He dismissed the injury as just an acci- 
dent. A few weeks later Grayson was shad fishing at the 
Enfield Dam when an alewife nipped him. Still the two events 
were passed off as a coincidence. 

But shortly afterwards, while he was visiting the Bronx 
Zoo, first an anteater and then an armadillo sank their teeth 
into the calf of his leg. The tragic pattern became clear. 
Grayson was fated to go through life being bitten by creatures 
whose names began with "A," thus making him apathetic. 
In April, 1943, a telegram arrived for Clough describing how 
an aurochs had taken a swipe at Grayson in Atlantic City. In 
South Africa it was an aardvark; in Peru, an alpaca; in 
Hawaii, an aaianuhsakane. But Carberry, to this day, never 
fails to speed to Grayson's bedside, bearing perhaps a com- 
forting ode from Patricia or one of Lois's ptarmigan ptarts. 

The Ceramic Jugs Are Appropriate 

Although Josiah never shows up to collect it, a steady 
stream of mail arrives for him at the Brown Faculty Club — 
Bible tracts, baby food samples, birth control literature, a 
bill for a subscription to Playboy. 

Nowadays, there are other reminders of the professor at 
Brown. This staid old university has set aside every Friday the 
13th, no matter what the month, as Josiah S. Carberry Day. 
Appropriately enough, ceramic brown jugs are placed around 
the campus. As soon as anyone realizes it is Friday the 13th, 
he is supposed to reach into his pocket and donate whatever 
change is there to the Carberry Fund. According to Clough, 
the money will be used for the library with one proviso: 
"Only such books will be bought with the proceeds as Pro- 
fessor Carberry might or might not approve of." 

The Alumni Monthly, which has faithfully recorded Josiah's 
exploits from the start, promoted the holiday. It grumbled, 
though, that some people were failing to get into the proper 
spirit. They were emptying their pockets every Thursday the 
12th. Who suggested the fund? The professor himself. He 
proposed in a letter that "alumni, students, faculty members, 
friends of the university, and other unfortunates" donate their 
small change anonymously. He requested that the fund be set 
up "in memory of my future late wife, Laura Carberry." 

As might be expected, this gesture left Laura overcome by 
emotion and almost — but not quite — at a loss for words. 
"Thank you, thank you, dear Josiah," she wrote in a public 
tribute. "I have never known a man whose attachment to his 
wife was as strong as yours to mine." 



' He was on a scholarship that required him to faithfully wind 
the institute's 8-day clock. 



DECEMBER 1960 



15 




How They Happened to See 
the Brown Film in France 



VISITOR TO CRETEIL: Tony Ittleson '60 with Dr. 
Theodore C. Merrill, 64 years his senior at Brown. 
Other patients at the hospital now know about 
the college, too. 



WHILE THOUSANDS have seen the new Brown University 
Film, it is safe to say that it has given no one more 
pleasure than Dr. Theodore C. Merrill "96. And he can thank 
H. A. Ittleson '60, though he can hardly thank him more 
than he has already. 

Tony Ittleson left for Europe right after graduation, full 
of enthusiasm for Brown and with a special undertaking to 
arrange a showing of the Bicentennial movie, "Succession of 
Men," before the alumni in France. He little realized how 
big an undertaking this would prove, and his troubles began 
at once. 

When the print arrived, his first problem was with customs 
oflacials. They had a notion that "any film valued at $150 was 
being imported either to make money or serve some other 
sinister purpose." Ittleson ended up by showing them the 
movie, and two and a half hours was devoted in getting its 
release. "Unfortunately, I was unable to solicit any funds 
from them," Ittleson wrote Development Director Daniel W. 
Earle '34 on Bastille Day. 

The Brunonians in Paris are an interesting group of long- 
time and short-term residents, and Ittleson set about talking 
with some of them and writing to others. Some are bankers, 
like Robert H. Blake '29, Branch Manager of the Guaranty 
Trust of New York; William H. Reese '17, Vice-President, 
and Duncan P. Reese '44, Manager, both of the Chase Man- 
hattan branch. Dr. Simon J. Copans '33 is with French radio 
and television. Louis M. Myers '52 is with American Express, 
although out of Paris a good deal visiting its branches else- 
where. Daniel G. L. Stanley, who received his Sc.M. in 1958. 
is a geologist living at the Cite Universitaire. Jacques P. 
Bideult '50, nephew of the former French President, is a 
Director of Polak et Schwarz. Stanley Johnson '41 is one of 
the Associated Press foreign correspondents. Dr. Curtis B. 



Watson '38 is Assistant Executive Officer of the U.S. Educa- 
tional Commission for France. Robert E. Williams '45 is a 
project engineer for International Standard Engineering. Al- 
fred G. Granieri '50 has a Marine Corps affiliation. This 
gives an idea of their substance and diverse interests. 

Summer is traditionally a period of exodus for the Parisian, 
so that contacts were difficult in many cases. Some persons 
were on the move for other reasons than holiday. Pembroker 
Janice O'Brian, for example, left the American Embassy for 
the States the day Ittleson called. Richard O. Fleischer '39, 
20th Century-Fox Director, was shooting a picture in Aries 
and would finish it in North Africa before returning. And so 
it went. In addition to his visits, Ittleson wrote 34 letters, and 
made 27 phone calls. 

After all. Ittleson had other things to do in Paris, too. 
But he arranged for a screening of the film in the private 
projection room of 20th Century Fox, and the Paris office of 
International Business Machines lent every assistance. (Presi- 
dent Thomas J. Watson, Jr., '37, National Chairman of the 
Brown Bicentennial Development Program, had been in 
Europe — incidentally, he showed the film for some alumni 
in England.) All of this Ittleson faithfully reported in frequent 
letters to officials on College Hill. 

A major expedition was out to Creteil, some considerable 
distance outside Paris, where the new Albert Chenevier Hos- 
pital is located, ministering to those with incurable diseases. 
(We've already mentioned this in these pages in connection 
with Dr. Theodore Merrill, one of the most respected men in 
French medical circles for 50 years and now a patient in his 
turn.) 

"When I got to the entrance and asked for Dr. Merrill," 
Ittleson wrote, "the nurse's eyes lit up, and she personally 
showed me the way to his pavillion. There I asked another 



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nurse, and she also lit up and directed me to his room. Dr. 
Merrill hopped out of his chair to greet me. We talked about 
an hour about his life, music, the hospital, etc." The two, who 
graduated 64 years apart, quickly became fine friends in that 
brief encounter. 

The outcome of this visit was the undertaking to have the 
film shown at the hospital in August. Through the coopera- 
tion of the Embassy, an interpreter from the Sorbonne was 
on hand to translate the commentary (we have no version 
with French subtitles yet). Staff and patients crowded the 
refectory to capacity for two showings, and all seemed to 
take pleasure from the experience and from Dr. Merrill's 
pride to have his Alma Mater presented to them. "His en- 
joyment was enough to make the whole trip worthwhile," 
Ittleson said. "He loves his University." (Incidentally, the 



writer, who also visited Dr. Merrill about a fortnight later, 
found him still in a state of delight. "It was fine for the 
University, for the film made a great hit," he recalled.) 

One result of Dr. Merrill's interest was a showing of the 
movie at the American Embassy in Paris before some 50 
persons, including the Cultural Attache. A cable from Ittle- 
son reported: "U.S. Information Service wants to have the 
film. Would like this copy and permission to edit and use." 
(The University offered to provide a better print.) "So you 
see," Dr. Merrill wrote later, "there has been grand kudos 
for Brown in the land of Gaul." He headed his letter: 
L'Annexe Francaise de la Propagande Universitaire. 

Ittleson, having demonstrated what one young graduate 
can do for his University, departed for a week's more relaxed 
holidays in the Greek isles. 



A Chafee ''Reading Terrace 



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MEMBERS of the family of the late Professor Zechariah 
Chafee, Jr. '07, well-known attorney and scholar, have 
made in his memory a gift of the Reading Terrace for the 
proposed new library building at Brown University. President 
Barnaby C. Keeney, who announced receipt of the gift last 
month, said that the terrace will be a paved area outside the 
Humanities Reading Room, with a western view of the City 
of Providence. 

"This is a singularly appropriate gift in memory of one 
whose life was devoted to the scholarly pursuits and whose 
love of good books and literature marked his life," President 
Keeney said. "It is also appropriate that his memory be 
honored in a project associated with the humanities, because 
Zechariah Chafee, Jr. was one of the world's greatest prac- 
titioners of the qualities which typify man at his best — tol- 
erance, understanding, sympathy, and appreciation of one's 
fellow men for what they are." 

Those who have joined in making the gift are Professor 
Chafee's widow, his daughters, Anne Chafee Brien and Ellen 
Chafee Tillinghast; his son, Zechariah Chafee, III; his sisters 
and brothers; together with the Mary Dexter Fund, a char- 
itable trust established by the parents of Professor Chafee. 

Professor Chafee received an honorary Doctor of Laws 
degree in 1937 and the Rosenberger Medal in 1947. Follow- 
ing his graduation in 1907, he became associated with the 
Builders Iron Foundry for three years, and then attended 
Harvard Law School, where he received his LL.B. degree in 
1913. He was associated with the Providence law firm of 
Tillinghast and Collins for three years and became an Assist- 
ant Professor of Law at Harvard in 1916. He was made a full 
Professor of the Law School in 1919 and Langdell Professor 
of law in 1938. In 1950, Harvard appointed him a "University 
Professor," a post that gave him freedom "to work on any 
of the frontiers of knowledge and with no limitations upon the 
field of his teaching." 

After his retirement in 1956, Dr. Chafee was made one 
of two Lowell Television Lecturers, a new Faculty designa- 
tion created to show Harvard's continuing interest in educa- 
tional television, to record 16 weekly talks on "The Constitu- 
tion and Human Rights" broadcast over Boston's educational 
station WGBH-TV. (The University recently received tape 




PROFESSOR CHAFEE; the Harvard Low School portrait. 

recordings of the series, a gift from William P. Burnham, 
a classmate.) 

Dr. Chafee served on numerous commissions of the Ameri- 
can Bar Association and the United Nations. He was also 
the author of many books and articles dealing with various 
phases of the law and on the subject of human rights and free 
speech. He served as Chairman of the Board of the Builders 
Iron Foundry from 1944 to 1954 and a member of the Brown 
Corporation both as Alumni Trustee and Fellow. 

His father, Zechariah Chafee '80, served 28 years as a 
Trustee and a Fellow. He was interested in the John Hay 
Library and served for five years on the Corporation Com- 
mittee in charge of that Library. He contributed funds for 
many types of books, for the expense of binding and cata- 
loguing rare volumes, for additions to the Archives Collection 
and the Lincoln Collection, and for the construction of the 
John Hay Library building. 



DECEMBER 19«() 



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WINNING AGAIN 
FOR HOMECOMING 



AFTER the first six games. Coach John 
- McLaughrj's football Bruins had a 
1-5 record. Since the last report the Bears 
had bowed to Penn (36-7), defeated 
Rhode Island (36-14), and lost to Prince- 
ton (54-21). But they rallied to delight 
Homecomers with their first Ivy victor>^ 
in a tense 7-6 battle with Cornell. 

There was nothing wrong with the situa- 
tion that an additional supply of football 
players, especially in the line, wouldn't 
cure. McLaughry's thin squad was further 
weakened in mid season by the loss of 
Dave Tyler, Paul Murphy, Jack Mancuso, 
Bill Wood, and Joe Dyer. Tyler, the 6-5, 
220-pQund Junior star, left college. Mur- 
phy, Tyler's replacement at the outside 
corner spot on defense, dislocated his el- 
bow in the Princeton game. Mancuso 
broke his hand at Penn, while Wood and 
Dyer, a pair of hefty tackles, left the 
squad. 

The offense in the Rhode Island and 
Princeton games picked up considerably. 
One of the reasons was that Sophomore 
Jon Meeker was learning how to run from 
the tailback position. He has good speed, 
power, and balance, and should be an out- 
standing runner for Brown over the next 
two seasons. Another reason for the bet- 
ter offensive showing was that the down- 
field blocking began to jell. 

Penn }6, Brown 7 

Brown scored its first touchdown of the 
season and led Penn, 7-0, through the first 
period of their battle at Franklin Field. The 
Bears recovered a bad pass from center 
as Penn was offside. The Penn backs, as- 
suming that Brown was also offside, didn't 
bother to chase the ball. Sophomore end, 
Dennis Witkowski, fell on the loose pig- 
skin on the Quaker 36. It took the Bruins 
15 plays to go the 64 yards. Two passes. 
Jack Rohrbach to Dick Laine, helped set 
up the score, and Bobby Myles drove 
across from the one. Ray Barry kicked 
the extra point. 

Penn fought back in the second period. 
The Bruins stopped one drive on their 
one, but the Quakers struck quickly for 
two scores before intermission and a 14-7 
half time lead. Brown had two good 
drives going in the second half hut 
couldn't score, while Penn hit pay dirt 
once in the third period and twice more 
in the fourth. 

Coach McLaughry, while not satisfied 
with the over-all performance, especially 
in tackling and pass defense, wasn't com- 
pletely discouraged. "We did some things 
real well, especially on offense. Our best 
players were a pretty tired group in the 
last half due to the steamy, 80-degree 
heat, and Penn was able to keep poiu'ing 
a supply of fresh units in and out. With 




GARY GRAHAM; Stalwart in a thin line. 



their great speed, our boys just couldn't 
keep up." 

On the plus side was the running of 
Meeker and Barry, the passing of Rohr- 
bach (10 for 20), the defensive play of 
Gary Graham, and the all-around play of 
Witkowski, who caught six passes, re- 
covered a fumble, and was voted the 
outstanding Sophomore in the game. Penn 
had the edge in first downs (22-10), 
yards rushing (243-85), and yards through 
the air (130-116). 

Browti 36, Rhode Island 14 

In a game that was rated a toss up by 
the "experts," Brown scored early and 
often to turn back the University of 
Rhode Island, 36-14. This was Brown's 
highest scoring total since the 47-6 victory 
over URl in 1958 and its second highest 
since 1954. Further, the Bears' total 
yardage, 378. was the best offensive dis- 
play by a Brown team since the 416 yards 
rolled up against Colgate in 1958. 

Seven Brown players figured in the 
scoring, as forward passes produced three 
tallies. Bob Auchy, Junior guard, started 
the parade by recovering a Ram fumble 
on the nine early in the first period. On 
fourth down, halfback Myles swept to his 
left and threw a running pass into the 
arms of Lane in the end zone. 

Twenty seconds after the second period 
started, Brown struck again. Rhody at- 



tempted a flat pass, but corner linebacker 
Murphy anticipated the move, intercepted 
the pass, and romped 22 yards into the 
end zone. Murphy also started the next 
scoring drive by recovering a Rhode Is- 
land fumble on his own 43. Six plays 
later Rohrbach tossed 23 yards to Roger 
Cirone for the score. 

Rhode Island gave the fans a thrill by 
scoring one second before the end of the 
half and then adding another quick touch- 
down in the third period. However, they 
missed a try for a two-point conversion 
after the second touchdown and Brown 
led 22-14, rather than a possible 22-16. 

Starting from their 16, Brown drove 84 
yards for the score that clinched the game. 
Meeker was the star runner on this drive, 
getting off several good gains and then 
going the final 23 yards around his own 
left end behind some beautiful blocking. 
Midway through the final period Rohrbach 
hit John Phipps in the end zone with a 
nine-yard pass to complete the scoring. 
Barry booted four extra points and Myles 
ran for a two-point conversion. 

Much of Brown's troubles offensively 
in the earlier games had stemmed from the 
fact that they could not balance a capable 
ruiuiing attack to go with their air game. 
Against Rhode Island, Brown gained 251 
yards rushing to 37 and 127 yards 
through the air to 136 for Rhody. Meeker 
gained 103 yards rushing for Brown in 11 
carries, while Barry had 89. 

Princeton S4, Brown 21 

For three periods. Brown was nearly 
able to match the powerful Princeton 
Tiger touchdown for touchdown in a 
thrilling offensive display of football at 
Palmer Stadium. However, in the fourth 
period the overworked Brown regulars be- 
gan to tire, as was the case so often all 
season. Princeton, a team generously en- 
dowed with football players, pushed over 
three touchdowns to make the final score, 
54-21. This was the highest number of 
points scored against a Brown team since 
Army defeated Coach Rip Engle's 1944 
team, 59-7. That was the Army team of 
Davis and Blanchard. 

The Tigers proved to be a group of 
opportunists. They turned three Brown 
fumbles and a pass interception into four 
touchdowns. Another Bruin bobble on the 
Princeton four deprived Brown of an al- 
most sure touchdown and a chance to 
make the final score a bit closer. 

Princeton scored twice in the first period 
but Brown came back before the quarter 
ended to go 85 yards in 1 1 plays, with 
Barry running across from the Tiger 
seven. In the second period, Princeton 
scored again to make it 21-7, but the 
Bears bounced back to go 76 yards in two 
plays. After Myles, on a quick trap, raced 
58 yards. Barry used a good straight arm, 
broke out around his left end, and raced 
1 8 for the score. 

Princeton led, 27-14 at the half, and 
each team scored once in the third period. 
The Tigers scored first, but Brown came 
back on a nine-play drive that started with 
a 53-yard return of a kickoff by Meeker 



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and ended with Sophomore quarterback 
Dennis Hauflaire tossing nine yards to 
Meeker. Barry converted after all three 
Bear scores. 

Princeton had an edge in first downs 
(20-16), yards rushing (265-204), and in 
passing (174-85). Coach McLaughry 
said, "I thought our offense in this game 
looked as good as it has all season. We 
moved the ball on the ground with ease, 
though our passing was not as sharp as it 
had been. However, on defense, we just 
couldn't cope with their tremendous speed. 
It forced us to play them practically man- 
to-man, and over the long haul they 
simply beat us on personnel." 

Barry scored two touchdowns and 
rushed for 69 yards. Myles had his long 
58-yard sprint and Meeker picked up 40 
yards, in addition to his 53-yard kickoff 
return. The runs by Myles and Meeker 
were by far the best displays of broken 
field running seen by Brown backs in re- 
cent years, all the more encouraging in 
that Meeker is a Sophomore and Barry 
and Myles are Juniors. 

Brown 7, Cornell 6 

Scoring early and then holding off a 
series of savage Cornell counter attacks. 
Brown upset the Big Red, 7-6, in a thrilling 
Homecoming game at Brown Field. The 
victory was Brown's first in Ivy competi- 
tion this season and was the eighth Home- 
coming triumph in the last nine years. 

Both teams came into the game minus 
a number of their top operators. Cornell, 
in particular, was hurting in the backfield, 
with three of its first string backs on the 
sidelines. However, Coach Lefty James 
still had enough manpower to employ two 
complete units against the thinly-manned 
Bruins. That depth, plus a strong frontier, 
made the Big Red a slight favorite. 

Both teams had a number of fine op- 
portunities. Brown gave up the ball four 
times on fumbles and once on a pass in- 
terception. Cornell, not to be outdone, al- 
lowed the alert Bears to pick off three of 
their aerials. Brown's touchdown was set 
up on an interception; Cornell's on a 
fumble recovery. 

Actually, Brown's first opportunity came 
in the opening minutes of the game when 
Capt. Billy Packer partially blocked a 
Cornell punt, and the Bruins took over on 
the Cornell 30. A fumble ended this 
threat, but three plays later the Bears were 
back knocking on the door after Roger 
Cirone intercepted a Cornell pass on the 
44 and returned it 18 yards to the 26. 

The Bruins drove to the touchdown in 
three plays. Jack Rohrbach's 14-yard pass 
to end Dick Laine carried to the 12. Ray 
Barry cut through center to the 9, then 
took a handoff from Rohrbach and swept 
his own left end for the score. On this 
play he was hit by two Cornell defenders 
on the two, but the 195-pound fullback 
merely bowled them over and carried them 
with him into the end zone. The time was 
5:40. Barry's vital conversion attempt was 
true. 

The 7-0 lead held up until 6:13 of the 
second period. A fumble gave Cornell the 
ball on the Brown 29, and it took just 




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DECEMBER 19' 



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STARTED FAST, FINISHED FIRST: Brown's best cross country team took each duo! meet convincingly. (Herald photo by Seograve.] 



six plays to score. On the conversion at- 
tempt, Cornell elected to go for two, and 
Kavensky tried the same play on which 
he had just scored from the 4. This time, 
little 145-pound Bobby Miles met him at 
the one and cut him down, in what was 
perhaps the key defensive play of the 
game. 

To hold the one-point lead for the ne.\t 
38 minutes of play. Brown had to stop 
no less than five deep Cornell penetrations. 
Shortly after its touchdown, Cornell was 
back on the Brown 20 with a second and 
one situation before key tackles by Soph- 
omore tackle Bill Savicki and Senior wing- 
man Jim Thompson threw them way back. 
Just before halftime, linebacker Gary Gra- 
ham picked off a Cornell pass on his 14 
and the 210-pound guard chugged to the 
Cornell 40 to get his team out of a bad 
situation. 

Early in the third period, Cornell started 
again on the Brown 26 after recovering a 
fumble. In four plays they were on the 
Brown 8. With a third and four situation, 
Myles and Junior guard John Lavino 
stopped Tom Holland after a two-yard 
gain. Then, Laine dropped off the line and 
broke up Holland's fourth down pass in 
the end zone. 

Midway through the fourth period, the 
Big Red marched 70 yards to the Brown 
7 before losing the ball. Key tackles inside 
the 10 were made by Sophomore center 
John Arata, Senior tackle Harry Swanger, 
Junior tackle Levi Trumbull, Myles, and 
Barry. 

With six minutes left and Brown driving 
for what would have been an insurance 
touchdown, Cornell intercepted a Rohr- 
bach pass on the two. Five plays later they 
had a first down on the Brown 25. The 
Brown team seemed to be tiring, and the 
Big Red line was in command. However. 
Graham, who had left the game earlier 
with an injured leg, came off the bench 
and made two important stops. On fourth 



down from the 23 Cornell passed into the 
end zone, but Cirone broke it up to shut 
off this fifth Cornell advance. 

Cornell was able to push the Bruins 
around between the 20"s but the Bear's 
men had it in the clutch. Cornell led in 
first downs, 17-12, and in yards gained 
rushing, 241-106. Brown had the edge in 
the air with 133 yards to 67. Rohrbach 
hit on 10 of 17 passes. 

In addition to providing the all-impor- 
tant points, Barry made many other note- 
worthy contributions which were duly 
recognized by his selection by the sports 
writers as the outstanding back of the 
game. Playing the entire 60 minutes, the 
Junior fullback from Lynbrook, N. Y., 



got away several fine punts under extreme 
pressure, gained 52 yards in 15 rushing 
attempts, and played a sound defensive 
game. Graham, a tower of strength all 
season in the Brown line, was voted the 
outstanding lineman on the field. 

The Freshmen Are Impressive 

The Brown Freshman team, showing 
promise for the future, defeated Harvard 
(14-7) and Rhode Island (46-0) while 
losing to Yale (23-81. Including the open- 
ing game with Dartmouth, the center of 
the Brown line has allowed a total of only 
103 yards by rushing. The team also has 
a supply of good running backs. 



New England Champions, Too 



COACH Ivan Fuqua's cross country team 
posted a 5-0 record while defeating 10 
opponents and became the first undefeated 
harrier group in the 38-year-old history of 
the sport on the Hill. Included in the 
string were victories over Yale, for the 
first time, and Dartmouth. Capt. Bobby 
Lowe was the star of the season, winning 
easily in all five meets. 

After taking the first two starts, the 
Bear runners defeated Dartmouth (20-41 ) 
on Brown's 4.8-mile course through the 
Butler Health Center grounds. The antici- 
pated duel between Lowe and his old rival. 
Tom Laris of the Big Green, failed to 
come off as the Bruin captain romped 
home first in 23:19.8. Sophomore Tom 
Gunzelman was second in 24:21, while 
Laris came in third with a 24:25. Five 
other Bruins finished in the top 10 — Bill 
Schwab (4), Tom Jones (6), Mark Foster 
(7), Bill Smith (8), and Bill Libby (9). 

Brown swept the first seven places in 



defeating Rhode Island, 15-50. One of the 
impressive things about the meet was the 
fact that only one minute and 20 seconds 
separated Brown's first finisher, Lowe, and 
the Bear's seventh man, Smith. Others 
figuring in the Brown sweep, in order of 
finish, were: Gunzelman, Schwab, Jones, 
Foster, and Libby. 

The Bruin runners closed the regular 
season by defeating Providence College 
and Holy Cross in a triangular meet. The 
scores were Brown 20, Providence 54, 
Holy Cross 65. Lowe set a new record of 
21:29.3 for the Providence College 4.4- 
mile course. He broke the old P.C. mark 
by 27 seconds and finished 50 seconds 
ahead of the second man, teammate 
Schwab. Gunzelman came in third, giving 
Brown a 1-2-3 sweep, Foster. Smith, and 
libby also finished among the top 10. 

The Cubs were nearly as successful. 
They won four straight before losing to 
Providence College in the triangular meet 



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that closed the campaign. Ahogether, they 
defeated eight opponents, including the 
Yale and Dartmouth Freshmen. 

Capt. Dave Farley, like Lowe, went 
through the five meets undefeated. Against 
P.C. and Holy Cross, he set a new record 
for 2.6-mile route with a 15:13.2. Coach 
Fuqua rates the lean lad from Bangor, 
Me., an excellent replacement next year 
for Bobby Lowe. Other runners who will 
be ready to help the Varsity next fall over 
the route include Dave Rumsey from Kan- 
sas and Dave Hatcher from Chicago. 

Freshmen Steal the Show 

The soccer team, under Coach ClifT 
Stevenson, was still looking for its first 
victory after seven starts. Since the last 
report, the team dropped decisions to 
Springfield (1-0), Penn (3-U, Columbia 
(1-0). and Princeton (3-1). The Freshman 
team, however, was spectacular in success. 

The lack of a scoring punch was the 
Varsity's greatest weakness. A good de- 
fense, built around Senior goalie Denny 
Master, limited the opposition to an aver- 
age of less than three goals a game. How- 
ever, the Bruins could boot home only 
five goals in the first seven contests. "The 
scarcity of experienced halfbacks has 
slowed our offense down," Stevenson 
noted, "plus the fact that our men have 
a tendency to wait for the ball to come 
to them rather than banging in there for 
it." 

In an effort to spark the attack, Steven- 
son moved Master to the key right inside 
position and placed Junior Pete Gilson in 
the goal. Master got his first college goal 
against Princeton, providing a third- 
period tie. "Gilson has done a fine job for 
us. allowing only four goals in his two 
games in the net. and he is gaining valu- 
able experience for next season," Steven- 
son points out. 

The game with Columbia marked the 
first time that these two schools met on 
the soccer field, for the sport was intro- 
duced on Morningside Heights only a few 
years ago. The Columbia coach, Joe 
Molder, was an AU-American center half- 
back under Stevenson at Oberlin. 

After five games, the cocky Freshman 
team was still undefeated. Victories were 
scored against Tabor Academy (3-1), 
Bradford Durfee (9-3), M.LT. (5-1), 
Yale (5-2), and St. George's (8-0). Of the 
30 goals, right inside Alan Young ac- 
counted for 19. He picked up one against 
Tabor, four in each of the games against 
Bradford Durfee, M.I.T., and Yale, and 
five against St. George's. Despite this fact, 
the team was fairly well balanced. Bill 
Long, John Haskell, Antone Singsen, 
George Schweikert, Charlie Brillo, Dave 
Wheaton, and Mike Healy are all con- 
sidered good Varsity potential. 

Young is an all-around athlete out of 
South Side High School, Rockville Center, 
N. Y. In his Senior season there he was 
captain of the soccer, basketball, and base- 
ball teams, and also competed in golf, 
tennis, and track. The school paper and 
the glee club also had the benefit of his 
services. He was All-Nassau County in 



soccer, basketball, and baseball, and he 
set a Long Island soccer scoring record 
with 32 goals. Coach Stevenson is pleased 
to have him at Brown. 



Sports Shorts 

THOMAS F. GiLBANE '33 has been named 
to the Brown Athletic Advisory Coun- 
cil as a Corporation representative. He 
fills the unexpired term of Harry Burton 
'16, who has completed his service as a 
Trustee. 

The Brown-Princeton game was broad- 
cast over station WJAR, Providence, 
through the courtesy of the Rhode Island 
Brown Club. Chris Barnes of Fall River 
handled the play-by-play, while Pete Mc- 
Carthy, Director of Sports Information at 
Brown, did the color. The next week at 
the Faculty Club, McCarthy was com- 
plimented by several alumni for his fine 
job. "Well, I guess I was mentally up for 
the game," McCarthy replied. 

The announcer from Hanover who did 
the broadcast of the Brown-Dartmouth 



game was high in his praise of the fine 
turf on the Brown Field gridiron. He de- 
scribed it as "definitely the best in the 
Ivy League." 

Football fans in the Ivy League couldn't 
complain about their football being dull 
this past fall. The eight teams used no 
less than seven different formations: 
Brown — side saddle Wing-T. Columbia — 
Wing-T. Cornell — Slot-T. Dartmouth— V 
Formation. Harvard — Straight T with 
flankers. Penn and Princeton — single wing. 
Yale — Split-T with variations. 

Peyton Howard '62, number one man 
on the Varsity last spring as a Sophomore, 
captured the Exton Tourney for the sec- 
ond straight time. If he should win the 
tourney again next fall, he would be only 
the third man to take the title three years 
running. John Benn '41 and Doc Houk '55 
were the other men to turn the trick. 

The Brown sailors came in second to 
Coast Guard Academy in the 24th invita- 
tional regatta for the C. Sherman Hoyt 
trophy. The Bear skippers had 98 points 
to 117 for the Cadets. Dennis O'Malley 
and Dick Hosp skippered for Brown. 



Scheduled for Winter 



Games at home unless otherwise noted: 

Varsity Basketball: Dec. 1 — at Am- 
herst. Dec. 3 — Rhode Island. Dec. 7 — 
Providence College. Dec. 10 — at Spring- 
field. Dec. 12— at Rhode Island. Dec. 15 
— Boston College. Dec. 20 — at Connect- 
icut. Dec. 28 — at Michigan. Dec. 30 — at 
Pittsburgh. Jan. 4 — at Yale. Jan. 7 — 
Harvard. Jan. 13 — at Princeton. Jan. 14 — 
at Penn. Jan. 28 — at Northeastern. Jan. 
3 1 — at Providence College. Feb. 4 — 
Dartmouth. Feb. 10 — Princeton. Feb. 11 
—Penn. Feb. 15— Yale. Feb. 18— at 
Harvard. Feb. 24 — at Cornell. Feb. 25 — 
at Columbia. March 3 — Columbia. March 
4 — Cornell. March 8 — at Dartmouth. 

Freshman Basketball: Dec. 3 — Rhode 
Island. Dec. 7 — Providence College. Dec. 
10— at Springfield. Dec. 12— at Rhode Is- 
land. Dec. 15 — Boston College. Jan. 7 — 
Harvard. Jan. 14 — at Quonset. Jan. 28 — 
at Northeastern. Jan. 31 — at Providence 
College. Feb. 4 — Dean Junior College. 
Feb. 8 — at Andover. Feb. 1 1 — Davisville. 
Feb. 15— Yale. Feb. 18— at Harvard. Feb. 
22 — Worcester Academy. March 3 — Con- 
necticut. March 8 — at Dartmouth. 

Varsity Hockey: Nov. 30 — at Provi- 
dence College. Dec. 3 — at Boston Col- 
lege. Dec. 6 — Amherst. Dec. 10 — Army. 
Dec. 13 — at Northeastern. Dec. 16 — 
Princeton. Dec. 27-29 — Boston Tourney. 
Jan. 4 — Boston College. Jan. 7 — at Prince- 
ton. Jan. 10 — Yale. Feb. 2 — Northeastern. 
Feb. 4 — at Yale. Feb. 8— Harvard. Feb. 
11— at Cornell. Feb. 15 — at Dartmouth. 
Feb. 18— Cornell. Feb. 22— at Harvard. 
Feb. 25 — Dartmouth. March 1 — Provi- 
dence College. 

Freshman Hockey: Nov. 30 — at Provi- 
dence College. Dec. 3 — at Boston College. 
Dec. 6— Walpole High. Dec. 13— at 
Northeastern. Jan. 10 — Yale. Feb. 2 — 



Northeastern. Feb. 8 — Harvard. Feb. 22 
— at Harvard. March 1 — Providence Col- 
lege. 

Varsity Swimming: Dec. 3 — Columbia. 
Dec. 10 — at Harvard. Dec. 14 — at Am- 
herst. Dec. 16 — Princeton. Jan. 6 — Penn. 
Jan. II — at Yale. Jan. 14 — at Springfield. 
Jan. 28 — Coast Guard. Feb. 4 — at Dart- 
mouth. Feb. 10— Navy. Feb. 18— at Holy 
Cross. Feb. 24 — Connecticut. Feb. 28 — 
M.I.T. March 3-4 — N.E.I.S. at Connecti- 
cut. March 9-11 — E.I.S.L. at Princeton. 

Freshman Swimming: Dec. 3 — Colum- 
bia. Dec. 10 — at Harvard. Jan. 11 — at 
Yale. Jan. 14 — at Springfield. Feb. 4 — at 
Dartmouth. Feb. 8 — at Andover. Feb. 15 
— Boston Latin High. Feb. 24 — Connecti- 
cut. Feb. 28— M.I.T. 

Varsity Wrestling: Dec. 3 — Connecti- 
cut. Dec. 10 — at Penn. Jan. 14 — Colum- 
bia. Feb. 1 — Coast Guard. Feb. 4 — at 
Yale. Feb. 11— at Princeton. Feb. 18 — 
Cornell. Feb. 25 — Harvard. March 1 — at 
Springfield. 

Freshman Wrestling: Jan. 14 — Co- 
lumbia. Feb. 1 — Coast Guard. Feb. 4 — at 
Yale. Feb. 25 — Harvard. March 1 — at 
Springfield. 

Varsity Track: Jan. 14 — K of C Meet, 
Boston. Jan. 28 — BAA Meet, Boston. Feb. 
3— Millrose Games, N.Y.C. Feb. 8— Penn 
and Yale at Yale. Feb. 1 1 — Columbia. 
Feb. 14— Boston College. Feb. 18— at 
Dartmouth. Feb. 22 — Holy Cross and 
Tufts at Tufts. March 4 — Heptagonals at 
Cornell. March 1 1 — IC4A's at Madison 
Square Garden. 

Freshman Track: Jan. 14 — K of C 
Meet, Boston. Jan. 28 — BAA Meet, Bos- 
ton. Feb. 14 — Boston College. Feb. 18— 
at Andover. Feb. 22 — Holy Cross and 
Tufts at Tufts. March 11— IC4A's at 
Madison Square Garden. 



DECEMBER 19f 



21 



Carrying the Mail 



THE BLOCK on which our editorial of- 
fices are situated is a fairly sizeable 
one. and we're just back from kicking our- 
selves around it. Consequently, it has 
been a little painful to sit down at our 
typewriter. But here we are, numb and 
abject. 

In the morning's mail (ONE morning's, 
mind you) had come three letters, and a 
merciless associate had put them together 
on the top of the pile. They were in this 
order: 

Sir: On page 34 of your October issue 
under 1899, you mention "the late" Free- 
man Putney, Jr., who is my father. In 
your next issue, kindly run a correction of 
this unfortunate error. Freeman Putney, 
Jr., of the Class of 1899 is very much 
alive and well, considering his age, and 
still lives at 38 Tower Ave., South Wey- 
mouth, Mass. 

FREEMAN T. PUTNEY '26 

Wellesley Hills. Mass. 

P.S. And I know very well what would 
have happened to me if I had made an 
error like this when I was "scutting" for 
the Brown Daily Herald when Chet 
Worthington was running it. F. T. P. 

Sir: One of my staff, a Pembroke 
graduate to whom I had shown the Oc- 
tober issue of the Brown Alumni Monthly. 
came to me and said: "Would it give you 
any comfort to know that other people 
make mistakes, too?" Then she showed 
me page 26. The right-hand photograph 
shows not Paul Sorkin, she says, but her 
brother, Philip Sheldon, now a Freshman 
at Brown and (not so incidentally J a 
Merit Scholar. 

WAYNE DAVIS, A.M. '13 

Boston 
Sir: Paul Connly '36 may have raised 
an eyebrow over an item in "his wife's 
alumnae magazine (Radcliffe)," but mine 
are still up in my slate gray hairline! Un- 
less there is a case of bigamy in the fam- 
ily, Paul's wife is a 1934 graduate of 
Pembroke College. I realize that that fe- 
male institution in Cambridge has educa- 
tional merit, but as a proud Pembroker 
I must deny any association with it. 

BETTY BRENNAN CONNLY 

East Providence 

P.S. A neighbor wanted me to see a 
copy of her Alumnae Quarterly. 

Aghast and miserable, we were con- 
templating our sins when we received an 
offer of sympathy and a welcome to a 
guilty circle. Our visitor had recently 
written a note of condolence to the 
"widow" of a Brown alumnus though he 
is blessedly alive. In fact, he had replied 
to the note himself ... in this vein: 

"I wish to acknowledge your thoughtful 
letter to Mrs. L., which I am sure was 
written in the true spirit of de mortuis 
nil nisi bonum. The fact is, however, that 
(like Mark Twain's) my death has been 
somewhat exaggerated. I am suggesting to 



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Mrs. L. that she save the letter and sim- 
ply change the date when the inevitable 
occurs. 

"I am unable to find appropriate lan- 
guage to express our desire to save you 
any embarrassment which you might feel 
from the circumstance of my survival. 
But we do want you to know that on our 
part we feel only amusement, plus sym- 
pathy for your part in the comedy of er- 
rors." 

We can only trust that our victims are 
as forgiving. And may the gnomes of mis- 
information, carelessness, and stupidity 
stay away from our door. 

Another Grew Ancle 

Sir: The fine article, "Why Encourage 
Crew at Brown?" presents many angles of 
the rowing sport, including the selflessness 
of the crew, the fact that nobody ever 
threw a crew race or tried to, etc. How- 
ever, there is another good reason which I 
once heard. 

In the spring of 1950, we held the East- 
em Sprints at Annapolis. At the time I 
was Head of the Department of Seaman- 
ship and Navigation at the Naval Acad- 
emy. Because of my interest and experi- 
ence in rowing. I got the job of "Judge 
of the Finish." 

Before the race, my Brother-in-Law, 
who is rather high up in the financial 
hierarchy of a respected Ivy League col- 
lege, was in my office. There were gath- 
ered 10 to 15 of the nation's crew coaches, 
gabbing, talking about boats, weather con- 
ditions, etc., as so often happens when 
time has to be killed the morning before 
a crew-race afternoon. My Brother-in- 
Law, with an eye on the Dollar, threw 
this "slow roller" out to the crowd. "I 
question the economics of crew racing," he 
said. "Seems to me like a pretty expensive 
sport, leaving a substantial check for some- 
body to pick up." 

One of the coaches (I believe it was Mc- 
Millan of MIT) took the floor and covered 
pretty much the same ground that John 
Escher did in his article. But he had one 
other angle which I think is worth report- 
ing. He said: "When I entered the Uni- 
versity of Washington, I was 6:7 in height, 
205 in weight, and was so big and awk- 
ward I couldn't make any team on the 
campus. I can tell you gentlemen, if there 
hadn't been a crew at the University of 
Washington, I am convinced that I would 
have graduated with a major lack of con- 
fidence and assurance. If I couldn't make 
a team, I would have missed something 
important. 

"But that fall the coach of the 'long, 
slick shells' sent out his call. He neither 
objected to my length nor my weight nor 
my awkwardness. Four years later I had 
the thrill of my life not only making my 
college crew but rowing in the winning 
Olympic shell. 

"In my opinion, crew is worthwhile, if 



for no other reason, in that it affords a 
great number of big men an opportunity — 
their only opportunity — to participate in 
college activities. As far as I am con- 
cerned, the money is well spent." 

F. D. MCCORKLE, RADM USN 

Board of Inspection and Survey, 
Department of the Navy 

(Admiral McCorkle. one-time commander 
of the Brown Naval ROTC, holds an 
A.M. ad eundem from the University. — 
Ed.) 

Proud and Ashamed 

Sir: In 1948 if my memory serves me 
correctly, an old car with an old shell ob- 
tained from St. Andrews School pulled 
into Providence from Middletown. Del. 
With that shell was a dream of making 
in a few years the sport of crew a recog- 
nized one at Brown UniTersity. Jim Don- 
aldson began the dream and saw it grow. 

The early years of the crew's efforts 
would have failed were it not for one or 
two inspired and energetic individuals who 
also believed that the crew would in time 
justify itself as an integral and recognized 
part of the athletic program. With each 
year the performance grew better. There 
were always those willing to go out on 
the river in all conditions and train for 
the coming races. And then there were 
wins and renewed hope of recognition for 
a sport which as none other takes max- 
imum teamwork. There is no star quarter- 
back. There is no 9.4 dash man. There is 
a team that must not make one mistake in 
working together. This year's team came 
as close to that ultimate in teamwork as 
one can come. 

The Cinderella team not only placed 
fourth in the 58th Intercollegiate Rowing 
Association Championship, but tried out 
for the Olympics. What other recognized 
sport at Brown has done as well since 
1948? I don't think any can claim this 
achievement. 

As one who has followed the trials and 
tribulations of the crew from its incep- 
tion, I was justly proud of its perform- 
ances this year, but I was ashamed of my 
University when it is pointed out in many 
national magazines that this crew is not. 
recognized by the University for its 
achievements. Shame is not becoming to 
the memory of one's Alma Mater. I know 
this shame was felt by all those who had 
worked to see crew flourish at Brown. 

When will you recognize crew. Brown 
University? 

henry T. DONALDSON '54 

Washington, D. C. 

The Article on HYG 

Sir: M. D. Levine's article in the Oc- 
tober issue, entitled "BYG," was a partic- 
ularly fine piece of writing. It also left me 
with the impression that the Brown Youth 
Guidance Program must be an exception- 
ally worthwhile and rewarding activity for 
all those participating. 

garrison g. lotz '51 
Arlington. N. J. 
(Continued on page 31) 

BROWN a;lu>ini monthly 



1955-60 



THESE 

FIVE 

YEARS 



& 




REPORT 

OF 

THE 

PRESIDENT 

OF 

BROWN 

UNIVERSITY 



FIVE YEARS AGO, on August 16, 1955, 
the Corporation elected me President of 
Brown University. I wish now to review 
these five years, not to compare them with the 
preceding years, but to assess what has and what 
has not been accomplished and to see where Brown 
stands and where it must go. 

Since the University is administered on the basis 
of a fiscal and an academic year which coincide 
and end on the 30th of June, I shall begin the 
review on July 1, 1955, and thereby include six 
weeks of Mr. Wriston's administration. This was 
an important six-week period, especially in finance, 
and its incliasion will skew the picture favorably. 
Some of the objectives in 1955 were to improve 
education and research, to raise Faculty salaries 
and therewith improve the quality of the Faculty, 
to give better students a better education, to enlarge 
and improve facilities for education and student 
life, to strengthen the finances of the institution, to 
improve the administrative organization and con- 
trol, and to find greater benefits for the commu- 
nity and the University in our mutual relationship. 
Each of these topics will be treated, and in that 
order. 



These 

Five 

Years 



By Barnaby C. Keeney 
II 



The Student and. His Courses 

In 1955 there were two curricula leading to the 
degree of Bachelor of Arts. An attempt to combine 
these two curricula has been made. The result is 
not wholly satisfactory to anyone, nor indeed has 
any curriculum ever been so in an institution where 
there is an imaginative Faculty and where students 
are in a hurry. The Brown Faculty are continuing 
their attempt to improve the curriculum, both for 
the Bachelor of Arts and for the several degrees 
of Bachelor of Science, to which one in Biology 
has been added. 

Some of the Faculty have tried to stimulate 
participation in the undergraduate Honors Pro- 
gram in order to encourage more students to seek a 
richer education. Further, there has been some 
progress in the development of independent work, 
both in and outside the Honors Program. The 

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practice of independent study in college is the 
best insurance that a student will continue to think, 
to learn, and to act on his own after he leaves 
college. In an effort to cause the undergraduates 
to make a synthesis in their own minds of their 
work in the humanities, the sciences, and the so- 
cial studies, the University Courses at the upper- 
class level have been developed. These may bear 
fruit in the intellectual growth of the students 
and Faculty. 

I now speculate about our future curriculum, 
if I may do so without committing either the 
members of the Faculty or the members of the 
Board of Fellows. We may establish in the future 
more specialized curricula for those undergrad- 
uates who know what they wish to study and have 
the talent to do so. The A.B. may become a general 
degree for the student who desires a strong gen- 
eral education rather than specialization and for 
the person who has not yet found his field or 
wishes to postpone specialization until graduate 
school. The Sc.B. already exists in a number of 
scientific departments as a specialized degree. 
Something like it may be needed in the humane 
and social studies for the undergraduates who 
have a strong interest in those areas. More stu- 
dents inevitably will find such an interest early if 
the secondary schools continue to improve and 
Freshmen enter at what used to be the Sophomore 
level. If this change occurs, the rigors of the two 
curricula must be equal, though the depth may 
vary considerably. Another change may be further 
growth in independent study on the part of under- 
graduates moving toward a Senior year in college 
largely devoted to investigation and study rather 
than to courses. 

During the last five years at Brown a number of 
Departments have been improved, rebuilt, or re- 
created. We still have some Departments that are 
not so strong as they should be in a university. 
There are at the moment a dozen distinguished 
Departments, while others show very great prom- 
ise. These Departments must be maintained and 
nourished; they must be further strengthened. 



A Stronger Graduate School 

The Graduate School has grown in size and in 
scope as the Faculty itself has improved. Graduate 
students are attracted by a fine Faculty, and ap- 
licants for admission seem to be increasingly better. 
Whether or not students come, however, depends 
in part upon the means available to finance grad- 
uate study, for it is not customary in this country 
for parents to carry their children beyond the 
baccalaureate degree in arts and sciences, though 
they habitually do so in law, medicine, and busi- 
ness. This is a melancholy indication that the 
American people do not yet value the intellectual 
life. Opportunities of support for graduate stu- 
dents have been increased both through fellow- 
ships and through assistantships in teaching and 
research. Thus the improved quality of the appli- 
cants has resulted in a stronger and larger graduate 
student body. 

In the meanwhile, the University has secured 
funds and implemented an intensive teacher- 
training program leading to the degree of Master 
of Arts in Teaching for the secondary schools. 
Some 23^ million dollars has been raised for this 
purpose since Professor Elmer Smith joined us. 

More recently, a grant has been received to 
develop an integrated five-year program leading 
to the Bachelor of Arts and Master of Arts. This 
is intended to produce people who will be ready at 
the level of the M.A. to teach in junior college 
or in the first two years of college; but they will 
be so advanced in the requirements for the Ph.D. 
that they may reasonably be expected to complete 
the degree in two more years and thereby improve 
the supply of senior college teachers. 

It may be anticipated that the Graduate School 
will continue to grow. Indeed, Faculty resources 
are not fully used at the graduate level, so that 
enrollment in many Departments could grow con- 
siderably with small additional expenditure and 
greater efficiency. In the expectation of the further 
growth and improved stature of the Graduate 
School, the Faculty has undertaken a study of its 
organization and government. It is the responsi- 



PRESIDENT'S REPORT 



III 



bility of Professor Merton Stoltz, the new Asso- 
ciate Dean, to coordinate the planning for the 
future development of graduate education. 

A study has been started to determine whether 
or not a medical school at Brown is feasible and, 
if so, what kind of medical school it should be. 
This tentative step has been the result not only of 
external pressure on the University to provide 
medical education of high quality but also of 
strong internal interest. The desire for Brown's 
entry into this field is not restricted to the local 
community; it is evidently national in scope. There 
are very few first-rate universities in the country 
that do not have a medical school and can add one 
and thereby contribute to the solution of one of the 
real problems of our society. A committee and 
consultants have been appointed to study the ques- 
tion. 



ences held at Brown. These have the effect of 
providing employment for the Faculty during the 
summer — sometimes too much employment — and 
thereby augmenting their compensation. More use 
is made of buildings, particularly the dormitories, 
and the result is additional income during the sum- 
mer and a smaller cost per educational hour than 
had previously been the case. 

Perhaps within a few years we may be using all, 
or nearly all, of our facilities from June to Sep- 
tember. Some educators are enthusiastic advocates 
of a 12-month academic year for the regular stu- 
dent body. Others feel that this would deprive 
students of the leisure of contemplation and put 
an intolerable load upon the Faculty, particularly 
if they were required to teach 1 1 months of the 
year. Certainly, it would greatly weaken programs 
of research. 



Why Research Is Important 

The research program of the University has 
greatly expanded and improved in quality. Much 
of this research is in the sciences and is supported 
by contracts, many of which are with agencies of 
the Government. A good deal of it, however, is 
in the social sciences, and an increasing amount of 
unsponsored research occurs in the humanities. 
Money spent under contracts for research has in- 
creased from $716,477 in 1954-55 to $1,375,937 
last year. Annual grants in support of research 
have increased from $136,341 to $1,708,511 dur- 
ing the same period. 

Research is important to the University for two 
reasons: In the first place, it is one of the obliga- 
tions of a university to enlarge knowledge and its 
understanding. In the second place, active partici- 
pation in research enlivens and deepens the Faculty 
member and increases the interest of his students. 

In modern times it has been customary to sus- 
pend the educational activities of the University 
at Commencement until the opening of classes in 
September. During the last few years, however, a 
summer school for teachers has developed, and 
there have been a number of institutes and confer- 



The Teacher and His Rewards 

The development of the Faculty has been a 
main concern. There are many ways in which 
members of the Faculty can be made happy, but 
one of the essentials is adequate compensation. 
Mean salaries at Brown have increased by 75 per 
cent for Professors and by 40 per cent for Associate 
Professors, Assistant Professors, and Instructors. 

The source for improvement of Faculty salaries 
has been notably tuition, which has risen from 
$2,159,892 to $4,422,782 over this period as a 
result of the increase of tuition by stages from 
$700 to $1400 a year. Increases in tuition have 
been accompanied by growth in scholarships and 
other aid, particularly loans, so that students al- 
ready in college are not driven out if they are in 
good standing and so that deserving applicants 
will not be lost for financial reasons. There is no 
real way to ascertain whether or not the economic 
distribution of applicants has changed, because there 
is no way of knowing who might have applied if 
tuition had not risen. 

The grants from the Ford Foundation for Fac- 
ulty salaries were a great stimulus to raising other 
money for improvement in salaries, although the 



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Ford benevolence, magnificent though it was, con- 
tributed only a small proportion of the increase in 
itself. There have been several bequests of con- 
siderable size which, generally speaking, have been 
used for the improvement of salaries. During the 
last two years the Corporation has established en- 
dowed chairs to memorialize substantial bequests. 

The result of the improvement of Faculty com- 
pensation has been a vastly better Faculty morale. 
The Faculty are not contented, but they are clearly 
pleased. A higher percentage than before of the 
most able men, both young and mature, refused of- 
fers to go elsewhere, with resultant benefit to us. 
Furthermore, Departments have been able to re- 
cruit from outside the University at higher aca- 
demic levels than previously. Formerly, almost 
all new appointments were at the level of Instruc- 
tor or Assistant Professor j now, when necessary, 
established men are brought in at the level of 
Associate Professor or full Professor. 

In judging what Faculty members to retain 
and promote, an effort is made to pay equal atten- 
tion to teaching and research, for both are equal 
obligations of the university teacher. It is easier 
to measure progress in research than development 
in teaching, however, and perhaps the latter has 
been more estimated than measured. A good deal 
of attention is paid to the development of young 
instructors as teachers, for the teacher is not born 
whole, fully developed. In general, the efforts to 
improve the staff of instruction seem to have been 
effective. Here, of course, great credit must go 
to the Chairmen of Departments. 

The Student Body at Brown 

If "College Boards" and class standing are 
reliable measures, today's student body is better in 
ability and accomplishment than any of its predeces- 
sors. The average College Board scores have risen 
since 1954-55 in the College from 522 Verbal and 
560 Mathematical to 614 Verbal and 648 Mathe- 
matical, and in Pembroke from S2>6 Verbal and 
493 Mathematical to 645 Verbal and 621 Mathe- 
matical. The median secondary school rank of all 



degree candidates in the College has risen from 84 
in 1954 to 89 in 1960; in Pembroke from 86 to 
92. Nevertheless, the grade-point average of the 
students has not materially changed. Attrition has 
decreased, so that now about 75 per cent of the 
men who enter the College graduate on time and 
70 per cent of students entering Pembroke. 

Many alumni and some members of the Corpo- 
ration fear that, if students are chosen primarily 
for their ability, they will be a less desirable group 
personally and as leaders than if they are chosen 
by other criteria. This might be true of a class 
chosen statistically with reliance solely on College 
Board scores and class standings, but that is not the 
practice here. There is, moreover, no reason to 
believe that virtue, charm, and leadership are less 
abundant among bright, diligent people than 
among their opposites. 

There is a continued trend in the geographical 
distribution of the students towards the West and 
South, but it has been a matter of considerable 
concern to many that the number and percentage 
of Rhode Island students are decreasing. The 
new State scholarship program promises to be 
helpful in combatting this trend, for with the 
State aid it will be possible for students who would 
have had to commute to Brown to live on campus. 

One of the results of an abler and more serious 
student body has been an increase in the ratio of 
entrants into graduate school; the percentage now 
stands at about 55 per cent of the men and 20 per 
cent of the women. 

Student life seems more decent and orderly than 
it has been in the past, though no less exuberant. 
It is no longer fashionable to create mass disturb- 
ances, but individuals continue enthusiastically to 
exercise their constitutional right to make fools of 
themselves. The West Quadrangle has made the 
same change in the life of the independents at 
Brown that the Wriston Quadrangle made in the 
life of the fraternity men. This change has caused 
many students to think carefully as to whether 
they would really be better off in a fraternity. It 
has caused the fraternities (or some of them, at 



PRESIDENT'S REPORT 



least) to seek to make themselves more attractive 
to the serious student. 

There appears to be a tendency to merge the 
student activities of Brown and Pembroke. This 
has its good and its bad side: On the one hand, it 
may produce stronger activities, but, on the other, 
it may threaten our coordinate organization. 

The restoration of Manning Hall as a chapel 
and the strengthening of the Chaplain's staff and of 
the University Christian Association made it pos- 
sible to abolish compulsory chapel and to institute 
in its place a series of convocations. Generally 
speaking, the voluntary religious program and the 
compulsory convocations have been successful, but 
there is considerable room for improvement in 
each. 

Brown's Physical Resources 

During the past five years the University has 
spent about 7^ million dollars for new buildings, 
for complete restoration of old buildings, and for 
the improvement of many other existing buildings. 
In addition. Dexter Asylum was purchased for a 
million dollars, and for improvements there about 
$200,000 more has been spent. The notable new 
buildings are the West Quandrangle, the Psychol- 
ogy Laboratory, the two new Pembroke dormi- 
tories, and the Computing Laboratory. The resto- 
ration of Upper Manning as a Chapel and the 
complete renovation of Hope College are signifi- 
cant achievements. The Auditorium-Skating Rink 
is under construction (it will cost us another $900,- 
000). Construction of the Heavy Engineering 
Laboratory and the Biology Building should start 
in the very near future. They will cost about 2^ 
million dollars. 

There remain in our program the new Univer- 
sity Library and the Science Library, the Engi- 
neering-Physics Building, and the two additional 
dormitories and a refectory at Pembroke. These 
are urgently needed and must be completed 
quickly if Brown is to continue its development. 

The total cost of buildings completed, under 
construction, or in prospect, and of major purchases 

VI 



of land is more than half the value of the plant in 
1956. This amount seems large, but we must 
remember that some of the institutions that were 
ahead of us have gained still more; others, of 
course, have not. 

During the past five years the annual budget of 
Brown University has increased from $7,694,560 to 
$13,480,840; in the course of each year, income 
and expenditure have increased about $1,157,000 
on the average. Total expenditure for current pur- 
poses has been $54,079,154. We had $72,985 in 
the Stabilization Fund in July, 1955; we now have 
$23,554. Thus the total deficit for this period is 
$49,431. Total capital expenditure for buildings, 
land, and improvements has been $9,699,534. 
During the five-year period, $1,671,488 was trans- 
ferred from funds functioning as endowment to 
plant for construction and acquisition. 

The total of gifts and gains to endowment is 
$14,416,328, of which $1,641,193 is the result of 
the work of the Investment Committee. (Book 
value was used.) On the other hand, the debt of 
the University has increased by $3,500,000 as a 
result of the construction of new buildings and 
acquisition of property. During this period, how- 
ever, debt of $2,330,993 has been retired. 

More Than 27 Million in Gifts 
Gifts have amounted to $27,734,319, of which 
$7,837,768 was for current purposes, $4,213,078 
for buildings, $2,834,962 for development items, 
$12,775,135 for endowment, and $73,376 for 
loans. The annual gift average for the five years 
has thus been $5,546,864. The average of the five 
years from 1950 to 1955 was $1,436,958 and, for 
the five years before 1950, $1,063,439. Giving for 
current purposes has increased from $633,928 in 
1954-55 to $2,925,398 in 1959-60, despite the 
capital campaign, which affected annual giving to 
the University Fund and Pembroke College Fund, 
but not total giving for current purposes. 

Nevertheless, caution is suggested by the loss of 
Brown's greatest benefactor. Of $27,734,319 
raised in these five years, $5,424,500 came from 

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him. It becomes obvious that the University will 
have to develop broader and deeper support. 

It is cheering that twice as much money has been 
given to Brown in the last five years as in the pre- 
ceding 1 0, and about as much in those 1 as in the 
preceding 50. A few great institutions, however, 
have achieved as great or greater feats of accelera- 
tion. 



upon this broad community for its development 
and, indeed, for its very existence. The University 
informs the alumni by sending them the excellent 
magazines from Brown and Pembroke, encourages 
the holding of meetings and reunions, and asks 
them to help in other ways. We should provide 
an opportunity for continuing education and stimu- 
late the desire for it. 



A dministrative Responsibilities 

The administrative organization and control of 
this institution and of other universities and col- 
leges furnish a fascinating subject for discussion. 
There have been many changes even since our 
younger alumni were in college; the longer a 
man has been out, the greater the contrast that he 
will observe. 

Not too long ago the Administration consisted 
of a President, a Dean, a Registrar, and a Bursar. 
As operations have grown more complex, organiza- 
tion has enlarged and become more complicated. 
All of the administration and control centers in 
the office of the President, who is responsible to 
the Corporation; increasingly the need to delegate 
becomes obvious. Areas of direct activity by the 
President must be restricted to those that are 
really in need of his personal attention, for he 
can no longer carry the administration under his 
hat. 

The office of the Provost has developed con- 
siderably since its establishment in 1949, and 
within the University today the Provost is inter- 
changeable with the President. In the future, the 
offices of the various Deans must be strengthened; 
it may well be that the Corporation will have to 
create new positions. Perhaps the President will 
more and more become an "outside man." If so, 
it may become necessary to create the office of the 
Dean of the Faculty, with responsibility there 
vested to develop the Faculty and instruction. 

Brown's community is a very broad one. It 
includes the City of Providence and much of the 
State of Rhode Island; it includes alumni, parents, 
and friends, wherever they are. Brown depends 



Our Duty to the Community 

Relations between "Town and Gown" have 
been traditionally happy. Though Brown has 
served the City and State by the very fact of being 
where it is, the University has become more recep- 
tive of late to requests for specific community 
service that have come from government and in- 
dustry. Brown has taken and is taking an active 
part in several efforts to improve the state of affairs 
in Rhode Island. Such calls for service must be 
answered, where appropriate, for whatever hap- 
pens to Providence and to Rhode Island happens, 
too, to Brown. It is essential to the University that 
this be a strong, vigorous, and prosperous com- 
munity. 

The duty of a university to a community is not 
to seek popularity by acceptance of popular ideas 
and beliefs just because they are popular. It must 
lead in the development of new ideas and practices 
for the future. Any program of public relations 
based on conforming to present attitudes without 
question is an abnegation of responsibility. 

We have seen a little progress at Brown Uni- 
versity during the past five years. Credit for the 
progress belongs to a great many people: to the 
Corporation, to the Faculty, to the alumni and 
friends of the University, and — above all — to 
Henry Wriston, who reinforced the foundation for 
the structure being raised and who had a great deal 
to do with the development of many of the men 
and women who are now responsible for the Uni- 
versity. 

What must be done next is clear. We cannot 
aflFord delay in facing up to that opportunity. 



PRESIDENT'S REPORT 



VII 




rcoi jpi 



The fifth anniversary of his 

becoming President of Brown University oc- 
curred while Barnaby C. Keeney was prepar- 
ing his Annual Report for submission to the 
Corporation on October 8, 1960. It was ap- 
propriate, therefore, that he should expand 
the scope of his review to deal with "These 
Five Years." 

Because his statement invites reading by 
alumni, alumnae, and other friends of the 
University, a substantial section of the Report 
is now made available to them. It appears 
as a supplement in the Brown Alumni 
Monthly for December, 1960j the Pembroke 
Alumna for January, 1961; and the winter 
issue of College Hill Magazine. 



More Mail 

(Continued jrom page 22) 

Sir: It is heart-warming to read about 
the Brown Youth Guidance program and 
its usefulness. Is Brown's program unique? 
Even if it is not, it may not be widely 
known. 

Denver badly needs something similar. 
We have four colleges here, any one or 
all of which could establish a guidance 
program with great benefit to themselves 
and to the community. The question is 
how best to bring the idea to their atten- 
tion. I would be happy to forward copies 
of the Alumni Monthly or the BYG 1960 
Report. 

HOLDEN S. NICHOLSON '39 
Denver 



Carberry Defamed? 

Sir: I am deeply regretful to know that 
the Central Luzon Association of Brown 
Alumni regards me with suspicion as a 
defamer of Dr. Josiah Carberry. On the 
other hand, I am gratified to know that 
he has his loyal defenders on the Far Edge 
of the Pacific. This will be a bulwark to 
shield him from the machinations of the 
Communists. 

As I hope you know, I am not really a 



defamer of the good Professor. No one 
admires him more than I; my paper was 
written merely in the spirit of honest his- 
torical research. If I did not say so, I 
could have said that I admire him for 
his capacity to transcend the handicaps 
of heredity and tradition. However, we 
shall let the matter rest; I have no wish to 
enter into a controversy with the Luzon 
Battalion as to which of us rates the Pro- 
fessor higher. 

Incidentally, I could wish that Carberry 
might be sent as the next President's spe- 
cial culinary representative to debate with 
Mr. K in the kitchen. I am sure that the 
Professor could play very adequately the 
necessary role of fishwife. 

WATSON SMITH '19 

Tucson, Ariz- 

Should We Have a Law School ? 

Sir: When is Brown University going to 
offer a law school to its students, alumni, 
city, and State? 

BRUCE FLANAGAN '54 

Tulsa, Okla. 

(While a no-commitment study is being 
made of the possibility of setting up a 
medical school at Brown, no one seems 
to have raised the question of a law school 
before. — Ed.) 



The Brown Clubs Report 



For Hartford's New Students 

EIGHTEEN Freshmen and their fathers 
attended the annual Freshmen Send- 
Off Dinner sponsored by the Hartford 
Brown Club. President Hawley Judd '45 
presided at the affair, which was held at 
the City Club, while Brad Benson '52 was 
in charge of arrangements. Tom Caswell 
'60, Alumni Liaison Officer, gave the main 
talk to the first-year men. 

Dan Howard '93, Brown's oldest grad, 
gave the Freshmen an idea of the stamina 
Brown men have. He stopped off down 
town prior to the meeting to make a pur- 
chase. Then, finding that he still had 
plenty of time he decided to walk the 
three miles to the City Club. "It was a 
longer hike than I thought," he said, "but 
I made it with a little to spare." 

Alumni attending the dinner were as 
follows: Albert Ebner '28, Dick De Patie 
'55, Fred Bailey '53, Larry Smith '20, 
Robert Sierakowski '58, Warren Randall 
'49, Brad Benson '52, Tony Waterman '51, 
Bob Goodwin '52, Everett Harkness '05, 
Alfred Goddard "23, Daniel Howard '93, 
Frank O. Jones '97, Tom Caswell "60. 
Hawley Judd '45, Cy Flanders '18. The 
following Freshmen were present: Dave 
Kaiser, Bob Ebner, I. J. Freedman, Bill 
Cutler, Bill Spellman, Jeff Sherwood, Ken 
Antin. Bill Levine, Charles Bonkus, Dick 
Goldberg, Jim McAsIan, Dave Garbus, 
Dave Brody, Howard Berman, Michael 
Kolida, Dick Tremaglio, Bill Merrill. 

CY FLANDERS '18 



California Choice 

Bob Soellner '24 has been elected 
President of the Brown Club of Alta Cali- 
fornia. Other officers include: Vice-Presi- 
dent — Dr. Charles David '36; Secretary — 
Vernon Libby '23; Treasurer — Doug Ma.x- 
well '54. 

Paul Carens '52 is in charge of the 
monthly meetings, which are held at the 
Press and Union League Club, 555 Post 
St.. on the third Monday of each month. 
All alumni in the area are urged to drop 
in and make yourself known. Dud Zinke 
'39 is Chairman of the Admission Com- 
mittee, which is doing a fine job in con- 
tacting high schools and in helping to 
interest qualified young men in Brown. 
Anyone who is interested in helping on 
this project, contact Dud at GA 1-6133 in 
San Francisco. 

Rhode Island Activity 

The Brown Clitb of Rhode Island held 
its third annual Golf Tournament Oct. 27 
at the Pawtucket Country Club. The duf- 
fers held sway during the day, followed 
by the social hour at 5:30 and dinner at 7. 
Ernest T. Savignano '42 was Chairman of 
the affair, and he was assisted by Ale.x Di- 
Martino '29, Dr. Walter Jusczyk '41, and 
Ned Barlow '49. 

At the suggestion of Ed Kiely '50, 
member of the Executive Committee, the 
Club decided to sponsor the radio broad- 
cast of the Brown-Princeton game. The 
game was carried in the Rhode Island area 



by WJAR. This was the only Brown game 
carried locally during the 1960 season. 

The Brown tent behind the Marvel 
Gym has again proved to be a popular 
meeting place for alumni before the home 
football games. This is the third year that 
the program has been followed, and the 
Club would like to take this opportunity 
to thank John W. Haley '19 for providing 
the tent for the function. 

Survey Shows N. Y. Interest 

Even though a sale of the Clubhouse 
was then in the offing, the New York 
Brown Club launched a full program of 
activities immediately following the an- 
nual Sub-Freshman Dinner in the fall. The 
four new Governors in the group of 23 
operating the Club were honored with 
their wives at a reception and dinner. 
Making their first appearance on the 
Board are: John L. Danforth '52, John E. 
Liebmann '41, Edward Necarsulmer, Jr., 
'33, and Winthrop R. Munyon '42. 

With the thought of expanding opera- 
tions and services, the Club has canvassed 
all the resident and non-resident members 
with a 25-question survey. The results 
from over 400 members are being tabu- 
lated prior to a published report on the 
findings. According to Christine M. Dun- 
lap, Executive Secretary, the better than 
50% response is indicative of the interest 
of the Club members in strengthening the 
position of the Brown Club in New York. 

A new type of smoker was held on the 
eve of the Brown-Princeton game, with a 
large turnout of members on hand for the 
pre-dinner compotation. In the two-hour 
session. Director of Athletics Paul Mac- 
kesey '32, Sports Publicity Director Pete 
McCarthy, and former player and present 
scout Bucky Walters '50, gave illuminating 
talks, supplementing films of highlights 
from recent games. 

Washington's New Slate 
Paul M. McGann '38 of Falls Church, 
Va., has been elected President of the 
Washington Brown Club. Other officers in- 
clude: Vice-President — Richard W. White 
'50; Secretary — Earle V. Johnson '24; 
Treasurer — George Viault '26. The Club 
held a "going-away" luncheon for 10 area 
boys entering the University last fall. 
Fathers, members, and guests were ad- 
dressed by Maurice J. Mountain '48, for- 
mer Assistant Vice-President of the Uni- 
versity. 

New Jersey Reminder 

Paul Mackesey '32, Director of Ath- 
letics, and Tom Caswell '60, Alumni-Ad- 
mission Liaison Officer, will be the guest 
speakers at the annual organizational 
meeting of the Northeastern New Jersey 
Brown Club on Dec. 6 at the Casa Mana 
Restaurant, Teaneck, N. J. The affair will 
get under way at 8 p.m. Mackesey will 
discuss the over-all athletic picture at 
Brown, including the latest information on 
the new hockey rink. Caswell's topic will 
be the role alumni can play in the admis- 
sion program of a college. Reservations 
should be made by calling Bob StoUman 
"51 (Teaneck 7-7542). 



DECEMBER 1960 



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BEFORE THE CROWD crossed over to the Stadium, soccer offered plenty of noon hour action on Alancn f-ieid. 



FIRST PRIZE POSTER was Phi Kappa Psi's. The "Big Red" rode a Sputnik, was tracked and (right) blasted by the Bear. 




HOMECOMING 





THE BROWN CLUB TENT made a good lunchtime rendezvous. 



GOOD WEATHER, good company, good appetites. 



SOCCER came back to Aldrich Field for the day, and the Varsity responded with its own Homecoming victory. 




The Season Ahead : 



INDOOR OUTLOOK: 
LIGHT AND DARK 



Another Court Contender ? 

WE HAVE the raw material to be a fac- 
tor in the Ivy League race again," 
says Stan Ward, starting his seventh sea- 
son on the Hill. He hedged a bit by add- 
ing, "If all conditions are favorable." Last 
year. Brown posted an over-all 13-12 
record, the first winning campaign in six 
years, and tied for third in the League 
with an 8-6 mark, the second straight sea- 
son in the first division. 

"Our role as a contender last year gave 
us experience," Ward believes, "and pres- 
sure play taught us a lot. This improve- 
ment should mean more poise and confi- 
dence for our players, more respect from 
our opponents, and continuing spectator 
interest. We'll be shooting to maintain the 
status of contender." 

Five men have graduated from last 
year's squad, four of them three-year let- 
termen who contributed greatly to the 
steady progress made: Co-Captains Dave 
Reed and Cliff Ehrlich, Jack Bellavance, 
and Al Diussa. (Pete Kallas was the other 
1960 man.) Reed, with 767 points, ended 
his Varsity career as the eighth leading 
scorer in Brown history. Ehrlich, only five 
points behind, ranks ninth on the list. 
Diussa was an outstanding defensive 
player, and Bellavance was the key figure 
in some of Brown's finest victories with his 
clutch play. 

Capt. Forrest Broman (6-4), the West 
Bridgewater, Mass., sharpshooter, and 
hard-driving Dave Remington, the former 
Andover Captain, are the only Seniors on 
the predominately Junior team. While in 
high school, Broman broke the all-time 
Massachusetts scoring record. He finished 
strong last season, and Ward believes that 
he is now ready to carry his share of the 
scoring load. 

The Junior delegation will comprise the 
heart of the ball club. Mike Cingiser, the 
6-4, 220-pound All-Ivy backcourt man, 
and Greg Heath, 6-5, 210-pound center 
and Ivy honorable mention, will be the 
nucleus on which to build. Ted Gottfried, 
the 6-5, 225-pound jump shooter from 
Elyria, O., and long John Taddiken, 6-6, 
210-pound center from Valley Stream, 
N. J., will help bulwark the front line. 
The veteran Dave Brockway (6-1) and 
Barry Behn (6-2) are expected to make 
important contributions in the backcourt. 

Although last season's Freshman team 
had a 10-7 record, the group was con- 
sidered below par in terms of Varsity po- 
tential. Gene Barth, 6-7 corner man from 
Lake Forest, 111., is the best possibility for 



34 



immediate help. Although he led the Cubs 
in scoring with 267 points, he was also 
rated by Jack Heffernan as the finest de- 
fensive player he's had in his 12 years at 
Brown. Bill Oellrich. a guard, is a good 
shooter, but he has defensive deficiencies 
to overcome. 

Coach Ward predicts that Cingiser will 
become one of the true greats in Brown 
basketball history. He paced the team in 
scoring last year as a Sophomore with 419 
points from his guard position, and he 
hasn't yet reached his true potential. A 
flashy floor man, he also possesses just 
about every shot in the hook. In addition, 
he is a tenacious driver, perhaps the best 
in the Ivy League. He has the tempera- 
ment to be the take-charge player the 
team needs. 

Last season. Ward had trouble finding a 
steady running mate for Cingiser in the 
backcourt. The same problem could e.xist 
this winter. However, Ward hopes that 
Brockway, Remington, and Behn will fill 
the bill. 

Heath, at center, was the second leading 
scorer last year. He hit for 303 points 
and was the club's leading rebounder. 
Like Cingiser, he is a fine player who is 
going to continue to improve. 

Captain Broman and Gottfried will 
probably start at the corner positions, but 
they are both going to have to hustle to 
hold off the challenge of Sophomore 
Barth. Gary Bowen, a 6-5 Junior, also 
may be a factor. Playing behind Reed and 
Ehrlich, Broman and Gottfried did not 
score heavily last year. 

The 1959-60 team was one of the most 
colorful and exciting in recent years. The 
Bruins should be just as interesting to 
watch this season. Although Ward has no 
real "big" man, he does have good aver- 
age height and betler-than-average heft 
for the battle of the boards. Paced by 
Cingiser, the team should have an ade- 
quate scoring punch. The Bears may run 
more on offense than in recent years, and 
the fans may see a few new defensive 
wrinkles. 

The schedule is perhaps the most chal- 
lenging in Brown's history. The Ivy 
League should be well balanced from 
top to bottom. Near home. Providence 
College is now a national power, while 
Rhode Island and Boston College remain 
as two of the toughest teams in the New 
England area. Amherst, one of the best 
of the small college quintets in New Eng- 
land, returns to the schedule, along with 
Connecticut, perennial king of the Yankee 
Conference. Also on the agenda are 



games with Pittsburgh and Michigan on a 
midwestern swing. "We certainly have no 
"big time' aspirations," Ward noted, "but 
we do want to bring the team to the 
alumni, prepare ourselves for the Ivy 
League race, and give the boys the educa- 
tional experience of sectional travel." 

The Freshman squad is expected to be 
stronger than last year's group — although 
there still is no "big" man. Some of 
the candidates include: James Brindle 
(6-5, 190), Paxtang, Pa.; Jay Jones 
(6-5V4, 180), Lexington, Mass.; Ints 
Kaleps (6-6, 200), Dayton, O.; Dave Lund 
(6-6, 195), Auburn, Mass.; Gary Nell 
(6-5, 180), Gambler, O.; Gary Nedron 
(6-4, 180), Meyersdale, Pa.; Francis Dris- 
coll (6-1, 180), Attleboro, Mass.; George 
Campen (6-1, 185), Emerson, N. J.; Don 
Bromfield (6-0, 180), Fayettesville. N. Y. 
Driscoll, a guard, was named to the Class 
A All-State team in Massachusetts, while 
Nell, a classy cornerman, was picked on 
the third team All-State Ohio, Class A. 

Wrestlers Should Improve 

Coach Ralph Anderton, starting his 
14th season at Brown, thinks that the 
Bruin wrestlers should improve on the 
overall 2-6-1 record of last season as well 
as the 1-4-1 Ivy League mark. "Barring 
injuries we should be tough along the way, 
but again we have little depth to provide 
us with a cushion against possible injuries 
or drop outs." 

Gone from the 1959-60 Bruins are 
Capt. Art Giorgini, Terry Case, John 
Huntsman, and John Moyle. Giorgini, 
wrestling at the newly created 191-pound 
class, came into his own and won all but 
the Yale meet. Sophomores moving up 
from the 4-3 Freshman team include 
Capt. Tom Paolino (157). Vin Aidala 




MIKE CINGISER 
BROWN ALUMNI MONTHLY 



(130), John Fish (123), Tom Delaney 
(147), John Kaufman (123), Steve Mam- 
malian (177) and Dave Fournier (177). 

In most meets late last season, Ander- 
ton was forced to go with five Sopho- 
mores and one Junior on his nine-man 
starting team. The lone Junior, Gene 
Bouley, turned in a fine season and is 
Captain this winter. Bart Mosser, 147, has 
returned after concentrating on the books 
the second half of last season. Undefeated 
as a Freshman, Mosser also won his first 
four meets a year ago. 

Horrace Graves, a Junior, will handle 
the 130-pound class, while Tom Noye, 
another Junior, will battle three Sopho- 
mores, Fish. Kaufman, and Aidala, for the 
top spot at 123. It is expected that one of 
these men will eventually move in behind 
Graves at 130. Bouley, at 137, is backed 
by the only other Senior on the team, 
Dick Siebel. Paolino. the Cub leader, has 
a good chance to start at 157. Delaney, 
another second-year man, will probably 
swing behind Mosser and Paolino. 

Anderton's two trouble spots are at 167 
and 177. Bob Klarsch, who left the foot- 
ball squad in the fall due to an injury, is 
the logical choice at 167 if he gets his 
medical clearance. Two of the Sopho- 
mores, Mammalian and Fournier, are in 
line for the starting job at 177. Charlie 
Coe, lineman on the football team, is ex- 
pected to move into Giorgini's spot at 
191. He wrestled there and in the un- 
limited division last year. If Mammalian 
does not make it at 177, it is conceivable 
that he will give Coe a fight at 191. 

Big Bill Wood, of course, should have 
another fine year in the unlimited division. 
In his first try at college wrestling, the 
225-pound strong man had a winning sea- 
son at Brown and then went to the finals 
in the Eastern Intercollegiate Wrestling 
Championships at Princeton before being 
eliminated. "Wood still has a long way to 
go as a wrestler," Anderton noted, "but 
the encouraging thing is that he recognizes 
the fact and is one of my hardest workers. 
Our lack of depth has hurt in his case be- 
cause we don't have a man to give him 
any competition in our practice sessions." 

A Dark Outlook on the Ice 

"The hockey situ.vtion has never been 
darker in my years at Brown, but we knew 
this was coming and we will just have to 
go with the Sophomores and look to the 
future." On paper. Coach Jim Fullerton's 
estimate of his team's chances seemed 
most realistic. This may be a long winter 
for Brown's hockey buffs. 

Last year. Brown was 13-13 overall and 
5-5 in the Ivy League, good for a third 
place tie with Yale. This was a remarkable 
record considering the numerous personnel 
problems confronting Coach FuUerton. 
Those problems, however, pale by com- 
parison with the obstacles in his path this 
season. 

Graduation took Brown's top three de- 
fensemen, Al Scares, Brian Malloy, and 
Ralph Lowry, the top line of Dave Kelley. 
Dave Laub, and Bob Battel, and a second 
line forward, Fred Adams. Kelley led the 




CAPTAIN ROD McGARRY 

team in scoring with 37 points, bringing 
his three-year total to 95. He has to be 
rated with Brown's all-time scoring greats. 
Scares is described by Fullerton as "one of 
the best college defensemen I've ever 
seen." Both men were All-Ivy selections 
during their career. 

Only three lettermen will be available 
this year — Capt. Rod McGarry in the goal, 
and a pair of forwards. Senior John D'En- 
tremont and Junior Gene Pfeiffer. The 
team will have to be built around these 
men, plus three other upperclassmen with 
little or no experience and eight Sopho- 
mores up from a fair Freshman club that 
had a 4-6-1 record. 

The 1959-60 Bears scored 76 goals and 
had 72 assists. The skaters returning this 
winter contributed only eight goals and 
three assists to that total. Therefore, hav- 
ing few potential scorers and no experi- 
enced break-away man like Kelley, Coach 
Fullerton expects to have his team play a 
control game with the emphasis on de- 
fense. 

Fortunately, Brown has one of the best 
goalies in the East in Captain McGarry. 
Me received rave notices for his play in 
the Boston Christmas Tourney and was 
named its outstanding player. "McGarry is 
very conscientious, a great competitor, and 
he should be an aggressive leader," Fuller- 
ton noted. 

A complete rebuilding job is needed at 
defense, and here Fullerton plans to go 
with four Sophomores, Brian "Tim" Smith, 
Colby Cameron, Gil Goering. and George 
Costigan. All four were forwards for the 
Cubs a year ago. "These boys are going to 
make mistakes,'' Fullerton observed, "but 
we hope to have them for three years and 
expect that they will improve." 

One of Fullerton's lines will also be an 
all-Sophomore group. Bruce Mclntyre at 



center will be flanked by Ed Ennis, a po- 
tential scorer, and George McLaughlin. 
Another unit will have D'Entremont, 
Pfeiffer, and Junior Pat Kenny. If Fuller- 
ton feels that he can safely use a third line 
it will consist of Dave Babson. a Senior of 
limited experience, Bert Creese, a Senior 
who was a goalie as a Sophomore and who 
didn't play last year, and George Wenzel, 
a Sophomore. 

League rules allow a team to dress 17 
men. If Fullerton uses everyone who is 
available he will probably come up with 
no more than 14 players. This in itself will 
be a severe handicap against most of the 
teams on the schedule. 

"Victories may be hard to come by this 
year." Fullerton noted, "but I hope the 
fans will be patient, especially with the 
Sophomores. The team has a fine leader in 
McGarry, it will hustle, and perhaps we 
may be able to win a few somewhere 
along the way." 

A Stronger Tank Squad 

Coach Joe Watmough expects his 
swimmers to be stronger than last year's 
7-4 squad in every event except the 100. 
"We still are not in a class with Harvard 
or 'Vale, and probably never will be, but 
I think we have the strength and depth to 
hold our own against the other teams on 
the schedule." 

Ed Nicholson, Bill Zani, Chuck Sie- 
burth, and Ed Sampson have been gradu- 
ated. Nicholson was rated by Watmough 
as "one of the most competent swimmers 
I've coached in my 17 years at Brown." 
The team's top sprinter since his Sopho- 
more season, Nicholson set a number of 
records, including a 51.2 for the 100. He 
was named to the All-American team as a 
Sophomore. 

Leading the list of men available is John 
Morris, a former high school All-Ameri- 
can. In seven dual meets and in the New 
Englands last winter, the Sophomore from 
Wyoming Seminary, Kingston, Pa., scored 
double victories in the 220 and 440. Mis 
best time in the 220 was 2:13.6, and he 
set a new Brown record in the 440 with a 
4:58. Watmough expects him to break 
most all of the Brown distance records in 
the next two years. 

Seven other Juniors figure prominently 
in Coach Watmough's plans. Tom McMul- 
len will swim the individual medley, med- 
ley relay, and the sprints. Paul Huffard is 
slated tor the sprints and relay. Both of 
these men were high school AIl-Ameri- 
cans. Watmough figures that Bruce Rogers 
could break the backstroke record of 
2:14.1, now held by Barr Clayson '58. 
Giasi will be used in the relay, sprints, and 
butterfly. Bill Alderman is vastly improved 
as a diver. 

Prentiss DeJesus, star of the Cub team 
several seasons back, will be eligible this 
winter. During his first year, he did the 
200-yard freestyle in 2:02.6 and the 120- 
yard individual medley in 1:13.7. "With 
his ability, he's the type of swimmer you 
can move around almost anywhere to help 
the team," Watmough believes. Another 
great Junior prospect is Steve Lesnik, high 



DECEMBER 1960 



35 



school All-American from Maplewood, 
N. J. He was the New Jersey champion in 
the 200-yard freestyle and individual med- 
ley. After a fine Freshman season on the 
Hill, he missed the entire season a year 
ago due to an illness. As we went to press, 
he was still a question mark for this win- 
ter. 

Two Seniors and four Sophomores will 
make up the rest of the team. Co-Captains 
John Conron and Bill Fulton will handle 
the 200-yard backstroke and the breast- 
stroke, respectively. Mike Prior, captain of 
the Cubs last year, will help in the 100- 
yard butterfly, individual medley, and pos- 
sibly the 440. Lewis Feldstein is rated a 
good prospect in the sprints, and Ray 
Waller is expected to add depth in the 
breaststroke. According to Watmough. 
Dick Paul has all the physical require- 
ments to be one of Brown's real good 
sprinters. However, he may be a year 
away. 

The team should be exceptionally strong 
in the 400-yard medley relay with Rogers 
(backstroke). DeJesus (butterfly). Fulton 
(breaststroke) and either Huffard or Paul 
(freestyle). "This group could break our 
school record of 4:01 if all goes well," 
Watmough predicted. 

The 400-yard freestyle relay could bet- 
ter the Brown mark of 3:34.5, with any 
combination of four of the following men 
swimming: Huffard. McMullen. Paul, De- 
Jesus, or Giasi. The 220 and 440 should be 
even better, with Morris still improving. 
The team's one weakness may be in the 
200-yard butterfly. 

Early indications were that the Fresh- 
man team would be much stronger than 
last year's 1-7 group. 

A "Solid" Track Squad 
Coach Ivan Fuqua predicts another 
good season for his winter track forces. 
"By Brown's standards, this should be a 
solid club." the veteran Bruin mentor 
noted. "The key men from last year are 
still with us and we should have both 
quality and depth." 

Nine members of last season's 3-2 club 
were graduated in June, including such 
solid performers as Capt. Bill Mac.Ardle, 
Vince MacDonald, Paul Choquette. Ed 
Lawler, Dave Berger, and Dave Lange. 
However, substantial help is expected 
from at least the following eight men up 
from the 2-2 Freshman team: Tom Gun- 
zelman (600, 1,000), John Jones (mile and 
two-mile), Ray Arruda (H.J., B.J.), Al 
■Vodakis (shot), Steve Cummings (hur- 
dles). Bob McGee and Bill Libby (mile), 
and Dan Hurley (two-mile). 

The team's strength should be in the 
distances and the hurdles. Running in the 
mile will be Capt. Bob Lowe, Gerry 
Huetz, Ralph Steuer, and three Sopho- 
mores, Gunzelman, Jones, and Libby. 
Jones set a new Cub record with a 4:30.6 
last spring. Lowe, of course, is the top 
man at two miles. New England and 
Heptagonal champion and winner of the 
IC4A three-mile and 3,000-meter steeple- 
chase, the slight Senior from Englewood, 
N. J., has reached national stature and 



should be ready for his best campaign. 
Others running with him in the two-mile 
will be Mark Foster and Bill Schwab, 
Seniors, and Smith and Hurley from the 
Sophomore group. 

The relays should be strong. Angelo 
Sinisi, Jim Moreland, and Phil Schuyler, 
all Senior holdovers from the one-mile 
relay unit, will be joined by the members 
of the highly successful Freshman group, 
Cummings, McGee, Jones, and Schnibbe. 
Schwab and Gerry Huetz will be pressed 
for positions on the two-mile team by the 
men who set a new Freshman team record 
of 8:17.8 last season, Gunzelman. Jones, 
Libby, and McGee. 

Gunzelman heads the group running the 
1,000. He ran a 2:26.5 last spring and 
bettered the Varsity time for the event on 
several occasions. Another Sophomore, 
Schnibbe, and four Seniors, Huetz, Schuy- 
ler, Schwab, and Dick Katzive, will fill out 
this event. 

Sinisi and Moreland, back for another 
year at the hurdles, will be joined by the 
promising Sophomore. Cummings, a for- 
mer Rhode Island All-State performer out 
of Hope High. Moreland won the 440- 



yard hurdles at the IC4As in 52.6, only a 
10th of a second off the Olympic qualify- 
ing standards. Both he and Sinisi were in- 
vited to compete in the Olympic qualifica- 
tions at California last June. 

These men will also double in the 
sprints, probably joined by footballer Ray 
Barry. "We have no natural sprinter," 
Fuqua noted, "but these men will enable 
us to hold our own in this event." 

The Bear coach expects improvement in 
the shot put, high jump, and broad jump. 
In the shot. Sophomore Yodakis should 
score heavily. Fuqua describes the 225- 
pounder as "one of the best we've had in 
recent years. " John Hoover and Joe Dyer 
will help in the weights. Bob Wallace, a 
Junior, has to he rated the top man in the 
broad jump off his 23.2 showing against 
Rhode Island last spring. A couple of 
Coach John McLaughry's backfield men,. 
Bob Myles and Barry, also are in the pic- 
ture. Dick Hendricks, a Senior, and Soph- 
omore Arruda, who was up around the six 
foot mark, will handle the high jump. The 
pole vault is the only event in which 
Fuqua won't have at least two good boys 
in competition. 



Brunonians Far and Near 



EDITED BY JAY BARRY '50 



1887 

SENATOR Theodore Francis Green cele- 
brated his 93rd birthday Oct. 2 by 
attending a combination clambake and 
birthday part> at Francis Farm. Rehoboth. 
With one big puff, he blew out 15 candles 
arranged on a birthday cake to form the 
numerals 93 and did it again within a 
minute for a photographer. He will yield 
his Senate seat at the end of this year. 

Senator Green received two awards in 
(October for service to American banking. 
One citation came from the National 
Committee for the 50th Anniversary of 
Consumer Credit in Commercial Banks, 
while the other was the Golden Citation 
of the Consumer Bankers Association of 
America. The Senator is a friend and 
long-time business associate of Arthur J. 
Morris, founder of the Morris Plan, 
whose first company in 1910 marked the 
start of consumer installment plan financ- 
ing. Senator Green founded the Morris 
Plan Co. of Rhode Island, now evolved 
into the Plantations Bank of Rhode Is- 
land, and was its Board Chairman through 
its years of development. 

1897 

We keep hearing about "nice little vis- 
its" that bring '97 men together con- 
stantly. Mr. and Mrs. Charles W, Towne, 
for example, stopped off in Hampton, 
Conn., to see the George Miners before 
leaving for the Canary Islands, their win- 
ter headquarters. Earlier Hampton visi- 




GOVERNOR-ELECT: Judge Otto Kerner '30, 
Alumni Trustee, scored heavily in the Dem- 
ocratic victory in Illinois. 

tors were Frank O. Jones of Hartford and 
the Rev. Dr. Joseph C. Robbins of New 
Haven. And Isaac B. Merriman was host 
for a day of fishing out of Narragansett 
Bay where the Class was well represented. 

1898 

Mr. and Mrs. John A. Gammons of 
235 Kenyon Ave., East Greenwich, R. I., 
celebrated their 50th wedding anniversary 



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on Oct. 12. A newspaper reporter de- 
scribed "Daff" as "hale and hearty at 84." 
He and Mrs. Gammons have lived in East 
Greenwich for 32 years: they have seven 
children and 19 grandchildren. Gammons 
is President of the Providence insurance 
firm that bears his name and a former 
member of the R. I. General Assembly 
as a Representative. He coached Varsity 
football at Brown in 1902. 1908, and 
1909 and Varsity baseball, too. He had 
played both sports professionally after 
graduation: football with the Duquesne 
team of Pittsburgh and baseball with the 
Boston Nationals in the year the National 
League was founded. One of his proudest 
triumphs in athletics, however, came in 
1924 when, at 48, he won the R. I. ama- 
teur golf championship. 

1905 
Charles Z. Alexander has been admitted 
to practice in the Supreme Court of the 
United States. When he attended the 
meetings of the .American Bar Associa- 
tion in Washington in August with Mrs. 
Ale.xander, he took advantage of the op- 
portunity to be sworn in along with other 
colleagues. He is still "on the job" each 
day at his law offices at 711 Union Trust 
Building, Providence. Nevertheless, as 
Judge Allyn L. Brown pointed out in a 
recent letter, admission to practice before 
the Supreme Court thus became a sort of 
climax to his honorable career. 

1906 

Members of the Class are talking about 
a suitable date for the dedication of a 
plaque at the Brown Outing Reservation 
which will serve as a memorial to the late 
Dr. Emery M. Porter, who took such a 
leading part in the development of the 
area. The Class representative on the Out- 
ing Reservation Board is Joseph Smith. 
The dedication of the plaque may be a 
part of the 55th reunion program in June, 
so that as many "06 men as possible may 
be present. 

Henry Greene Jackson writes of a 
visit to Honolulu to see his grandson, a 
career soldier in the Army. He saw one 
of his three great-grandchildren, Keith 
David Barber, on this visit. His two other 
great-grandchildren were also born at 
Army Post Hospitals. Henry is President 
of Zeta Psi Association of Rhode Island. 

Benjamin F. Lindemuth and Mrs. 
Lindemuth have returned from a six-week 
European trip, on which they visited Den- 
mark, Germany, Holland, France and 
England. 

1907 

Claude R. Branch, new Chairman of 
the Friends of the Library of Brown Uni- 
versity, made his first appearance as pre- 
siding officer at the October meeting when 
Boyd Alexander of Oxford University gave 
an illustrated lecture on "William Beck- 
JEord — Eccentric Genius, Collector, and 
Man of Taste." 

H. B. Keen has gathered his crop of 
gourds which, at summer's end in East 
Setauket, L. I., hung on the vines in "all 
colors and shapes waiting for two appli- 
cations of frostbite to cure them." 

DECEMBER 1960 




WHEt>4 THE CRUISER PROVIDENCE arrived in Pearl Harbor in October, two distinguished Honolulu 
business men were on bond to greet the officers of the modern guided-missile flogship, en route to the 
Orient. Lloyd R. Killom, left, and Frederick A. Edgecomb '08 presented the leis to Admiral William 
T. Nelson. Killam, who received a Brown A.M. in 1911, is President of Pacific Properties, Ltd.; Edgecomb, 
a former Coost Guard Commander, is a retired Government civil engineer. (Official U.S. Navy photo) 



Having closed their house, Burnham"s 
Woods, on Squirrel Island, Bill Burnham 
and Mrs. Burnham are at Collinswood, 
Juniper Point, Boothbay Harbor, Me., for 
the winter and spring. They were guests 
of the Cliff Slades in Providence in early 
October: and Bill generously let the Slades 
and your Secretary do the cheering for 
him at the Brown-Dartmouth game. Please 
note that his current mail address is Box 
212. Boothbay Harbor. 

Charles R. Church carries on quietly 
and hopefully at Scituate Sanitarium, Dan- 
ielson Pike. North Scituate (RFD). and 
would be happy to get cards from class- 
mates. A recent visit found him in good 
spirits. Books, television, and picture puz- 
zles (his favorite pastime) occupy his 
waking hours. 

Your Secretary is again serving as a 
member of the Library Committee of the 
Providence Athenaeum, which selects non- 
fixtion books for the Library members. 

1908 

Tom Miller is still concentrating on 
making Dr. Ira Goff a resident of Rhode 
Island, when he comes to full retirement. 
The learned metallurgist visited Tiverton 
and Little Compton last summer with his 
handsome wife, appraising the possibili- 
ties in real estate for a home. 

1909 

The memory of George Henderson's 
long and outstanding work for Rhode 
Island's roads and bridges will be per- 
petuated by the decision of the State to 
name the new bridge over the Seekonk 
River the George H. Henderson Memo- 



rial Bridge. This new span will replace 
the Red Bridge. 

Syd Wilmot and his wife made a trip 
to South America by freighter in the fall. 
They crossed the Andes from Buenos 
Aires by rail and took a freighter back 
from Valparaiso through the Canal. 

1910 

Hoke Horton and Peg enjoyed a fall 
vacation on a freighter in the Mediter- 
ranean Sea. A postcard from Genoa men- 
tioned stops at the Azores, Canary Is- 
lands, Casablanca, Rome, Naples, and 
Riviera ports. 

Charlie and Jenny Post were received 
by the King and Queen of Denmark at 
New York City during the Royal visit to 
the States in October. Once again the 
famous Class scores an "ace" with the 
help of its capable bank president and his 
charming wife. 

Chet Christie has finally retired and 
joined the ranks of the relaxed fraternity. 
He can be reached at 2142 Nolan Drive, 
Largo, Fla. 

Harold W. Swaffield is enjoying re- 
tirement by acting as Consultant for the 
Connecticut Association of Secondary 
Schools. 

The Rev. Stephen D. Pyle has a new 
address at 555 Boden Way, Oakland 10, 
Calif. 

1911 

Russ McKay was featured in the Brown- 
Dartmouth football program. The story 
pointed out how Coach Edward North 
Robinson, when reviewing the players he 
coached at Brown, listed McKay as the 

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PHI BETA KAPPA in Washington: The District Association heard Dr. Robert W. Burgess '08, right, 
seated, speak in November as Director of the Bureau of Census. Also in front is Asst. Secretary of 
Commerce Bradley Fisk. Stonding, left to right: Fletcher Cohn; President Edward R. Place '24; Secretory- 
Treosurer Ann Parker Faulconer, Pembroke '50; Louis P. Willemin, Jr., '36; Vice-President W. R. 
Vollance. Vice-President Earle V. Johnson '24 is not in the photo, by Carleton F. Smith. 



greatest of them all. This is the 50th an- 
niversary of Brown's first win over Yale, 
a 21-0 decision that Russ helped to achieve 
with his fine punting. He is President of 
the Home Savings and Loan Co., Youngs- 
town, O. 

The late Judah C. Semonoff. a former 
President of the R. I. Bar Association, was 
the subject of a memorial minute in the 
October issue of the R. I. Bar Journal. 
"His life exemplified the rare combina- 
tion of enthusiasm, ability, responsibility, 
and service," it said, after listing his many 
professional activities. "We of the Bar 
recognized his skill and knowledge of the 
law." 

Ellis L. Yatman, retiring President of 
the R. I. Bar Association, attended the 
Conference of Bar Presidents which was 
coincidental with the annual meeting of 
the American Bar Association. 

1912 

Wiley Marble likes to travel a long way 
to watch a football game. Now retired 
and living in Providence, Wiley decided 
to pass up the Brown-Dartmouth game 
right in his own back yard and journey to 
Hanover instead to see the Brown Fresh- 
man team open the season against the 
young Indians. Although the Cubs lost 
the game. Marble felt that the team 
showed great potential for the future. 

1913 
Karl Koopman came up from the 
Virgin Islands for a few months' visit in 
Rhode Island during the fall, rented an 
apartment from Irving Fraser '17, and 
proceeded to see every Brown Varsity 
football game. During the three years of 
his travel around the world, he had diffi- 
culty in getting even the scores, and he 
was making up for his absence from the 
stadiums, although with little in the way 
of victory to reward him. When he gets 
back to St. Thomas he will have the ad- 
dresses of the five other Brunonians in 



the Virgin Islands as working material for 
a Brown gathering. As the former Li- 
brarian of The Citadel, Military College 
of the South, and the son of Brown's late 
Librarian, he had special interest in the 
plans for the new University Library on 
College Hill in our last issue. 

1916 
Herman M. Feinstein, Manager of the 
Roger Williams Hotel in Pawtucket, has 
been appointed as a delegate for the 



Surgery in Beirut 

THE FIRST TWO open-heart operations 
ever to be undertaken in the Middle 
East were performed recently in Beirut by 
Dr. Fiorindo A. Simeone '29 of Cleve- 
land. A third patient whose life he was 
credited with saving is Pierre Gemayl. 
Lebanese Minister of Health and Educa- 
tion, who was injured in an accident 
which officials suspected was an assassina- 
tion attempt. 

Dr. Simeone performed the open-heart 
operations while spending three months in 
Lebanon as Professor of Surgery at the 
American University of Beirut. He is Pro- 
fessor of Surgery at Western Reserve 
School of Medicine and Chief of Surgery 
at Cleveland Metropolitan General Hospi- 
tal. He holds an honorary degree from 
Brown in addition to his other degrees 
from the University. 

The rare cardiac surgery was performed 
on a six-year-old boy and a woman in her 
30"s. While the equipment was home- 
made, it functioned very well. Dr. Sime- 
one, his wife, and three children were 
about to return to the United States when 
Cabinet Minister Gemayl, leader of the 
Christian party in Lebanon, was hurt. 

Dr. Simeone delayed his departure at 
the request of the Lebanese President un- 
til the patient was well on his way to re- 
covery. 



Rhode Island Hotel Association to the 
American Hotel Association convention 
in Puerto Rico. 

1917 

Howard D. Williams retired Sept. 15 
from his position as an inspector for the 
Registry of Motor Vehicles in Brockton, 
Mass. He had been with the State for 25 
years, 10 on the Milk Control Board, 
three in the Food and Drug Laboratory, 
and the last 12 with the Motor Vehicle 
Department. "My retirement won't mean 
that I'll be giving up my work for Brown. 
I expect to do more of that than ever." 

Wally Wade was honored by more than 
100 of his former players at the Univer- 
sity of Alabama during Reunion Week. 
The Brown Rose Bowl star coached the 
Crimson Tide from 1923 to 1930. During 
those eight years, 'Bama posted a 61-13-3 
record and made three trips to the Rose 
Bowl without suffering a defeat. Wally 
was enshrined in the National Football 
Hall of Fame in 1955. Retired from 
coaching, he is serving as Chairman of 
the Southern Conference. 

1918 

Dr. Earl H. Tomlin, retired Executive 
Director of the Rhode Island State Coun- 
cil of Churches, was the featured speaker 
at a recent program sponsored by the 
Christian Education Committee of the 
First Congregational Church of Westfield, 
Mass. His talk: "Jesus in His Homeland." 

Dr. James V. Bennett, Director of Fed- 
eral Prisons, refused to turn over to Ben- 
jamin C. Davis the manuscript of an au- 
tobiography written by Davis while in 
prison following his conviction under the 
Smith Act. One letter writer said in the 
New York Times: "Why are your corre- 
spondents so excited because our Director 




ALTON C. CHICK '19, with Monufocturers 
Mutual Fire Insurance Co. since 1932, has 
been promoted to be First Vice-President 
and Engineer. The firm was founded In 
1835 by Zachariah Allen, on 1813 gradu- 
ate, loter Brown Trustee. Chick was for 
many years Alumni Treasurer. 



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of Prisons will not allow a Communist to 
spread Communist propaganda?" 

1919 

A Class scrapbook containing records, 
history, memorabilia, pictures, news items, 
etc., pertaining to 1919 classmates and 
their affairs is being prepared by Jack 
Haley for display at reunions and other 
gatherings. Contributions to this '19 com- 
pendium are solicited and should be sent 
to Jack at 166 New Meadow Rd., Har- 
rington, R. I. 

Dr. Sidney A. Fox was a member of a 
panel discussing "Injuries of the Eye" at 
the Eighth Congress of the Pan-Pacific 
Surgical Association held in Hawaii. He 
also delivered a talk on "Complications 
of Levator Surgery" and showed a movie 
of an original surgical procedure for the 
repair of senile entropion. In addition. Dr. 
Fox has been invited to address the 
the Puerto Rico Ophthalmological So- 
ciety in January. 

Arthur J. Levy wrote the report for 
the Rhode Island Bar Journal in October 
which covered the annual meeting of the 
American Bar Association. He had at- 
tended the latter as a member of the 
House of Delegates. 

Thomas F. Black, Jr., spoke as Pres- 
ident at the 141st annual meeting of his 
bank, the Providence Institution for Sav- 
ings, called for assurances in Washing- 
ton that America will preserve her fiscal 
and monetary integrity. "An unsound 
money policy affects everybody," he 
warned. 

1921 

Curly Oden served as President of the 
Rhode Island Gridiron Club during the 
fall. 

1922 

Sayles Gorham succeeds Ellis L. Yat- 
man '11 as President of the R. I. Bar 
Association. They were among those who 
attended the Conference of Bar Pres- 
idents, coincidental to the annual meeting 
of the American Bar Association. 

Robert J. Welsh is enjoying life in 
Winter Haven, Fla., where he is the 
owner of orange and grapefruit groves. 

1923 

Kilgore Macfarlane was granted a 
leave of absence last summer from his 
duties as President of the Buffalo Sav- 
ings Bank so that he might go to Wash- 
ington as Assistant National Coordinator 
for the Nixon-Lodge campaign. 

Lt. Col. Marsden P. Earle is the Rhode 
Island representative for Commissioned 
Officers Underwriters, specialists in in- 
surance programs for the military. He 
undertook this new work last summer 
and is conducting his business from 170 
Brayton Ave., Cranston 10. 

Harvey S. Reynolds is a member of the 
Rhode Island Commission on Uniform 
State Laws. In this capacity, he attended 
the National Conference of Commission- 
ers during the week in Washington which 
preceded the annual meeting of the 
American Bar Association. 



Alfred L. Goddard was well enough to 
attend a recent meeting of the Hartford 
Brown Club. He spent several months in 
the hospital earlier in the year with 
double pneumonia and bronchitis. 

John Tyler has been named Mayor of 
Charleston, Tenn. After leaving Brown, 
John spent two years in the Yale School 
of Forestry and then entered the Tennes- 
see State Forestry Service, in which he 
served for a number of years. Recently, 
he has been with the Bowater Paper 
Company in Tennessee, heading its For- 
estry Division. 

Lawrence Lanpher has been reelected 
President of the Board of Trustees of the 
Mary C. Wheeler School. He is also 
serving on the Executive Committee for 
the year. 

1924 

Denison W. Greene is the current Vice- 
President (for New England) of the 



National Paint, Lacquer and Varnish Asso- 
ciation. He is President of Oliver John- 
son & Company in Providence. It looks 
as though he might miss his first Brown 
Commencement in 49 years, for he has 
June commitments in Colorado. He be- 
gan his marches down the Hill with his 
father, the late Howard J. Greene '99. 

Wyndham Hayward was the author of 
"Amaryllis, Dazzling Queen of the Bulbs," 
which appeared in House Beautiful for 
November. "Once you've seen an am- 
aryllis in flower," he wrote, "there can 
be no question about its dramatic size 
and unusual richness of color. But it also 
has a less obvious quality, which, to some, 
is as rewarding as the flower itself. More 
than most bulbs, amaryllis can be an in- 
dicator of your gardening skills." The 
editorial foreword called the Winter Park 
authority "a veteran amaryllis grower," 
which doesn't begin to tell the story of 
his success and reputation. 



Retirement In Rochester, N. Y. 



THE Chamber of Commerce acted for 
the community in Rochester, N. Y., 
when it sponsored a dinner on Nov. 15 in 
honor of Dr. Wilbour E. Saunders '16, 
President of Colgate Rochester Divinity 
School since 1949. He is retiring from the 
presidency on Jan. 1, 12 years to the day 
after taking office. 

One message from College Hill for the 
Nov. 15 dinner was from President 
Keeney, who wrote: "Your outstanding 
service to your church, your community, 
and Colgate Rochester Divinity School is 
a matter of record. I would like to take 
this opportunity, as President of your 
Alma Mater, to express my deep apprecia- 
tion, not only for the work for which 
your friends in Rochester are honoring 
you, but also for your loyal and effective 
service to Brown University in many ca- 
pacities over the years. As a Trustee, as 
one of our most popular speakers, and in 
many other ways, you have given to Brown 
something of yourself which has enriched 
the life of the University." 

Dr. Saunders' theological studies, at Un- 
io.: Theological Seminary, followed grad- 
uation from Brown, and he did other 
graduate work at Columbia (earning an 
M.A.) and at Cambridge University, Eng- 
land. After serving as Pastor in Rahway, 
N. J., and Brooklyn, N. Y., and as Execu- 
tive Secretary of the Rochester Federation 
of Churches, he was the Headmaster of 
The Peddie School for 14 years. It was 
during this period that he began his series 
of annual visits to Brown, speaking as a 
welcome guest at Chapel. While in New 
Jersey, he served as Chairman of Gover- 
nor Driscoll's Committee on Civil Rights 
and helped write New Jersey's new con- 
stitution. 

Much in demand as a speaker, Dr. Saun- 
ders went to the United Kingdom in the 
summer of 1955 as an exchange preacher 
in England and Scotland by arrangement 
of the British Council of Churches. He is 




WILBOUR E. SAUNDERS '16 

President of the World Fellowship of Bap- 
tist Theological Seminaries and Chairman 
of such groups as the Commission on the 
Ministry of the American Baptist Conven- 
tion, the American Baptist Board of Edu- 
cation and Publication, and the National 
Council of Churches" commission to study 
the role of radio, TV, and film in religion. 
He is a member of the editorial board of 
Crusader, the national periodical of Amer- 
ican Baptists, and the Executive Commit- 
tee of the Baptist World Alliance. 

Dr. Saunders is President of the Board 
of Trustees of the Rochester Public Li- 
brary, an Honorary Trustee of Wayland 
Academy, and a Trustee of Peddie, The 
Columbia School, and The Allendale 
School as well as Colgate Rochester. His 
honorary degrees are from Brown. Colgate 
University, Dickinson, the University of 
Rochester, and Keuka. 



DECEMBER 1960 



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THE REV. GRAY TEMPLE '35 will be the 11th 
Bishop of the Episcopal Diocese of South Coro- 
lina, with headquarters In Charleston. A January 
consecration was expected for the Rector of Trin- 
ity Church, Columbia, S. C. (Photo by Charles 
Old Studio) 

Quentin Reynolds was interviewed on 
an October Monitor program over NBC. 
talking about the German genocide ex- 
pert whom the Israeli captured and kid- 
napped from Argentina. (See a recent 
book by Reynolds.) 

1925 

Philip W. Copelin is Chairman and 
Managing Director of Vauxhall \fotors, 
which, with its thousands of employees, 
is one of England's greatest industrial 
companies. It was headline news through- 
out the United Kingdom when he an- 
nounced a cut in the price of some 2700 
cars in dealers' hands. The intent was to 
move the "excess stocks" before the new 
models were introduced in the autumn. 
Vauxhall's payroll has risen some 50% 
in the first five months of the year; its 
labor force had gone up 15%. 

Dr. Adolph Eckstein was the subject of 
a feature story in the Brown-Cornell 
Homecoming football program. The au- 
thor noted: "When all-time Brown foot- 
ball teams are selected there are two 
unanimous selections — Fritz Pollard '19 at 
left halfback and Dolph Eckstein at cen- 
ter." Eck's office is located at 144 Water- 
man St. 

Harry L. Hoffman served this fall as 
Associate Chairman of the United Ap- 
peal in Cleveland. He is Vice-President of 
Society National Bank, which he joined 
36 years ago. 

Newton L. Berman of Brooklyn, N. Y., 
writes of Travis D. Wells, Jr., '26: "It 
was impossible to let the death of "T 
Wells pass without penning a bouquet for 
him. He was endowed with so many of 
the pleasant and important graces of life. 
I cannot forget his wit so gay and deli- 
cate, enhanced by his remarkable good 
looks — a wit untouched by malice. I 
never saw him do an unkind deed or 
heard him say an unkind word." 



1926 

J. Lawrence McElroy, Assistant Secre- 
tary and Assistant Treasurer of the Prov- 
idence Journal Co., was elected a Director 
of the Institute of Newspaper Controllers 
and Finance Officers at the 13th annual 
meeting of the group in Detroit in Oc- 
tober. 

Prof. Elmer R. Smith. Chairman of 
the Brown Education Department, spoke 
to the New England Library Association 
at its annual meeting at Swampscott, 
Mass. in October. His subject was the li- 
brary study being conducted by Brown's 
Master of Arts in Teaching Program un- 
der a grant from the Library Resources 
Council. On the same date, he spoke to 
the University Corporation on "The 
Brown Plan of Teacher Education." 

Matthew W. Goring, Providence at- 
torney, was the sponsor for a group of 
colleagues from Rhode Island when they 
were admitted to practice before the U.S. 
Supreme Court last August. AH were at- 
tending the annual meeting of the Amer- 
ican Bar Association in Washington at 
the time. 

1927 
John E. C. Hall was reelected in Octo- 
ber to a second six-year term as a Trustee 
of St. George's School in Newport. He is 
also serving as Chairman of the Down- 
town Business Coordinating Council in 
Providence. 

1928 
Frank K. Singiser was one of the four 



Family Affair 

C^ATHER AND SON have Combined talents 
*- to create a popular new children's 
record, "Popeye's Zoo," issued last month 
by Noble Records. The father is George 
B. Cole '27, whom alumni have often seen 
at the piano at New York dinners but 
better known professionally as a composer, 
conductor, and arranger; the son is James 
P. Cole '55, a radio and TV copy writer 
for McCann, Erickson, New York agency. 

George, who wrote the music and con- 
ducted the orchestra for the record, is no 
newcomer to the field. Last year his "Ara- 
bian Knights" (RCA Victor) won an 
Academy Award from the National Acad- 
emy of Recording Arts and Sciences; this 
"Granny" is the "Oscar" of the recording 
industry. Jim wrote the lyrics for six of 
the songs in the album. 

Popeye apparently loses none of his 
long popularity. Some even regard him as 
"the hottest thing in the industry for 
children." Television's playing the old 
shows have so held their favor that King 
Features has just created 208 new Popeye 
films which were released simultaneously 
with the Cole album. 

The story of the recording is how Pop- 
eye got the stars for his zoo, telling about 
the individual animal and where it lives, 
some 1 1 "bands" in all, together with the 
familiar Popeye theme. The voice is the 



who interviewed Vice-President Nixon 
and Senator Kennedy in their fourth na- 
tional television-radio debate. He was 
representing the Mutual Broadcasting Sys- 
tem, for which he is Financial and Busi- 
ness Editor. His question led off the dis- 
cussion. 

Prof. Earl D. McKenzie, Chairman of 
the Modern Languages Department at 
Bethany College, has taken advantage of 
his numerous foreign contacts to estab- 
lish a Personal Import Service Agency 
(Box 161, Bethany, W. Va.). As he has 
done for many years. Dr. McKenzie 
acted as guide and interpreter for a group 
of travelers in Europe last summer, most 
of them alumni of Bethany. 

1929 

Lou Miller's daughter, Devra, Pem- 
broke '54, was featured in an article on 
the career girl in San Francisco in the 
September 1960 issue of Mademoiselle. 

1930 
Ray B. Owen has finished his term as 
President of the Rhode Island League of 
Savings, Building and Loan Associations. 
He is one of the principal officers of the 
Old Colony Cooperative Bank in Prov- 
idence. 

Carroll H. Rickard, Senior Vice-Pres- 
ident of Noyes & Co., Inc., Providence, 
attended the Executive Committee meet- 
ing of the Continental Advertising Agency 
Network, Inc., in St. Louis in October. 
He is Chairman of the Executive Com- 
mittee for the network. 





POPEYE'S MUSIC MAN: George B. Cole '27 led 

the orchestra in recording his compositions for 

the new children's album, "Popeye's Zoo." (Photo 

by Ray S. Brower, Jr., Oxford) 

familiar Paramount creation identified 
with the character. From the reaction in 
the trade, the album looks like a best- 
seller ($1.98 for a 12-inch LP, in both 
mono and stereo versions). 



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BROWN ALUMNI MONTHLY 



1931 

Ugo Gasbarro was sworn in as a mem- 
ber of the U.S. Supreme Court Bar in 
August, thus being admitted to practise 
before the highest court. The ceremony 
was held during the American Bar Asso- 
ciation's visit to Washington for its an- 
nual meeting. 

Judge William Mackenzie took part in 
the Conference of Trial Judges which 
■was a part of the ABA program. He is 
an Associate Justice of the R. I. Superior 
Court. 

1932 

Dr. Alonzo Moron has been appointed 
Commissioner of Education in the Virgin 
Islands. In commenting upon the ap- 
pointment, the local press praised Gov- 
ernor John D. Merwin for his choice and 
commented: "We have great faith in Dr. 
Moron who, besides being able and ca- 
pable, has the necessary courage to set the 
department on the right course. 

Dave Scott had heard so much about 
the Brown Freshman football team that 
he and Kitty drove all the way from 
Chappaqua, N. Y., to see the Cubs play 
Yale. 

1934 
The Rev. Frank C. Barber is studying 
for his doctorate at Hartford Theological 
Seminary. He was called in October to 
become Assistant Pastor of the Central 
Baptist Church in Westerly, R. I. He had 
been Pastor of the Elmwood Baptist 
Church in Providence, with other posts 
in Westboro, Mass., Central Falls, and 
Providence. 

1935 
The Rev. Gray Temple, Jr., Rector of 
Trinity Church, Columbia, S. C, since 
1955, was the unanimous choice of the 
Episcopal Diocese of South Carolina to 
be its new Bishop. A graduate of Vir- 
ginia Theological Seminary, he was or- 
dained a priest in 1939. 

Alfred H. Joslin, partner in the Prov- 
idence law firm of Aisenberg & Joslin, 
was elected a Trustee of the Providence 
Institution for Savings at its 141st annual 
meeting. He is President of the Butler 
Health Center and a Director or Trustee 
of Miriam Hospital, the United Fund, the 
Legal Aid Society, and Mortgage Guar- 
antee & Title Co. 

Richard F. Hopkins '35 of Port-of- 
Spain, Trinidad, had a letter in October 
from Leon M. Payne '36 of Houston, 
Chairman of Region VI in Brown's Bi- 
centennial Development Program. The 
latter was suggesting that Hopkins take 
over certain area responsibilities where 
he was. The hitch was that Payne asked 
him to be chairman of a subcommittee 
to be known as the State of Texas Extra- 
Territorial Subcommittee, with James L. 
Whitcomb '36. top man in the Texas or- 
ganization, as his immediate superior. 
This imperial overture had received no 
response before our deadline arrived. Hop- 
kins is Executive Vice-President of Fed- 
eration Chemicals, Ltd., an affiliate of 
W. R. Grace & Co. (Also in Trinidad is 
Arthur L. Brown '39, at Point Fortin.) 



1936 

James L. Whitcomb of Modular Build- 
ings, Inc., Houston, is one of the two 
Texas Chairmen for the 1961 Red Cross 
Campaign. There are only three other 
States where the responsibility is shared 
in this way. 

Irving H. Strasmich was appointed 
General Counsel for the Rhode Island 
State Division of Taxation on Sept. 1. 

John B. Mullen's son, a Senior at 
Brown, has been designated a Distin- 
guished AFROTC Cadet. Eligible are 
those cadets who have attained a high 
academic average in addition to possess- 
ing and demonstrating outstanding qual- 



ities of moral character and leadership. 
In the three years that Jim, Jr., has been 
a member of AFROTC, he has taken an 
active part in intramurals and in the or- 
ganization newspaper, Wing Tips. He is 
presently serving as commander of the 
Cadet Corps, with the rank of Cadet 
Major. In addition, he is President of the 
AFROTC honor group, the Arnold Air 
Society. 

1937 

Harold Hassenfeld, President of the 
Empire Pencil Co., Shelbyville, Tenn., 
has been elected Executive Vice-President 
of the Lead Pencil Manufacturers Asso- 
ciation. Empire Pencil Company is a di- 




tMammm 
BEFORE COLONEL BAKER left Fukuoka: appreciotion from the Prefecture. 



In Use Abroad 

IT. Col. Charles K. Baker, Jr., '26, re- 
j tired June 30 from the Air Force, has 
bought a home at 2129 Euclid Ave., Lin- 
coln, Neb. The far-stored goods of Col. 
and Mrs. Baker are gradually arriving 
there, items originally from the Arctic, 
the Caribbean, South America, and Asia, 
taking their place beside New England 
and other American pieces. 

Colonel Baker added this comment in 
providing Alumni House with his new ad- 
dress: "It would be an inestimable loss 
were I not to receive the magazine. Per- 
haps you will not be surprised to learn its 
contents have served as basis for formal 
instruction, for personnel relations actions, 
for person-to-person activities abroad, for 
instilling and firming a desire for higher 
education, and always to impress people 
everywhere with the importance and sig- 
nificance of one of the great educational 
centers in the free world. Your accom- 
plishment is applauded." 



Companion to Colonel Baker's letter in 
his dossier in alumni files is a photo 
which slipped (without our being aware 
of it) into the folder. It is an Air Force 
photo of March, 1958 and shows him 
being given a certificate of appreciation 
from Fukuoka Prefecture Governor Kar- 
oku Tscuchiya. Colonel Baker was then 
leaving the 6143rd Air Base, where he 
had been Group Director of Personnel, 
for his final military duties as Special 
Projects Officer for the Director of Per- 
sonnel at 5th Air Force Headquarters in 
Tokyo. 

In the Fukuoka certificate, Colonel 
Baker was commended for his efficiency 
and understanding in overseeing the ad- 
ministration of some 7000 Japanese Na- 
tional employees of the Air Force on 
Itazuke and Brady Air Bases. The certif- 
icate stressed the fact that Colonel Baker's 
work had "helped immeasurably to en- 
hance the position of the American mil- 
itary in Japan to create a better under- 
standing between the two cultures." 



DECEMBER 1960 



41 



vision of Hassenfeld Bros., Inc., of Paw- 
tucket, one of the countr\'"s largest pencil 
and toy manufacturers. He is a mem- 
ber of the President's Council of Brandeis 
Universit\' and the Young Presidents' Or- 
ganization. 

AUyn L. Brown. Jr., served last fall as 
co-chairman of the Payroll Deduction Di- 
vision of the United Fund Campaign in 
Norwich. Conn. He served in the same 
capacity a year ago when over S50.000 
was realized. He is a partner in the Nor- 
wich law firm of Brown. Jewett, and 
DriscoU. He is also the State's Attorney 
for New London County. 

1939 
Dave Landman has been doing a good 
bit of free-lance writing in recent months. 
Coronet carried articles by him on blood 
clotting and teenagers. For the second 
jear, Dave is Assistant Director of Adult 
Education of The Cooper Union, "a col- 



^"tWr/uu^f" / 




STAN Hunt's autobiography gives no 
clue to the special savvy he seems to 
have about office politics and the station 
wagon set." The comment led off an Oc- 
tober feature about the cartoonist in Take 
Five, a periodical of the Saturday Eve- 
ning Post's Editorial Promotion Depart- 
ment. .Appropriately, more space was de- 
voted to sample cartoons than to text. 

The first cartoon he sold the Post was 
one of those shown, together with one of 
our favorites — a contractor stands beside 
his bull-dozer while a suburbanite stands 
on his estate and orders: "Take the con- 
founded babble out of that brookl" 

"The cartoon bug or virus reached me 
late in life." Hunt says, "since I had been 
graduated from college ( Brown Univer- 
sity "34 ) and taught school for a year 
before succumbing. Except for a brief 
connection with a life-sketch class I have 
had no art training. I free-lanced to ad 
agencies in Boston before the war, matric- 
ulated to the Navy (on a non-free-lance 
basis ) from '42 to "45. and since have 
been selling to magazines. 1 grew up a 
long time ago in a small town (Bridge- 
water) near Cape Cod. We nest now in 
a little old cottage on Long Mountain in 
New Milford, Conn. 'We' includes a wife 
and two dogs." 

The cartoons were all copyrighted, but. 
since the portrait of Hunt was not, we 
make bold to lift it and use it. Hunt wriles 
better captions than we do, though. 



lege which is considered venerable by 
some standards, though not Brown's." "I 
chair many of the sessions of the Cooper 
Union Forum, which are broadcast over 
about 50 radio stations of the N.A.E.B. 
educational network," he says. "As my 
friends may guess. I am enjoying the 
duaUty of occupations, both of which I 
regard as useful aspects of public educa- 
tion." 

James H. Maker has been promoted to 
Chief Spring Metallurgist at the Wallace 
Barnes Division, .•\ssociated Spring Corp., 
Bristol. Conn. He had been associated 
with the Watertown Arsenal and the 
Hemphill Company before joining the 
Wallace Barnes Company as a metallur- 
gist in 1947. In 1954 he was appointed an 
Assistant to the Chief Metallurgist after 
various assignments at the Bristol plant. 
He is an active member of the Connecti- 
cut Society of Engineers and the Wallace 
Barnes Managers Club, contributing 
many articles to the Wallace Barnes 
Question Mark. He and his wife and two 
children live at 1467 Stafford Ave. 

Stuart C. Sherman, Librarian of the 
Providence Public Library, gave the first 
in a series of lectures for practice teach- 
ers and teachers-in-service imder the 
BrowTi Plan of teacher education this 
fall. His topic. "The Teacher and the 
Librarian." emphasized the need for co- 
operation between them in the interests 
of the student. 

1940 
George R. Keller has been named Gen- 
eral Manager of Lido Transducers, Inc., 
Costa Mesa, Calif. He had been Chief of 
Sales Engineering. Flight Control, for 
Autonetics. As a result of his many years 
in the field of aircraft and missile con- 
trol systems. Keller brings with him an 
outstanding background in the design and 
application of transducers and servo el- 
ements. He has been a Civilian Consult- 
ant to the Assistant Secretary of Defense 
and a member of the BuWeps-Industry 




Material Reliability Advisory Board. 
Lido Transducers, Inc., is a major man- 
ufacturer of wire-wound linear potentio- 
meters for missile control systems. 

Congressman William H. Bates (R- 
Mass.) served as p>ersonal aide to Henry 
Cabot Lodge during the election cam- 
paign. Bill, who succeeded his late father. 
Congressman George J. Bates in 1950 in 
the House, is a member of the House 
Armed Services Committee and the Joint 
Committee on .\tomic Energy. 

1941 

Stewart B. Ashton has been appointed 
Chief Engineer by C. I. Hayes, Inc.. of 
Cranston. He was formerly Chief Devel- 
opment Engineer for the E.S.I. Bridge- 
port Laboratories, a division of Ever- 
sharp. Prior to that, he served as magnetic 
Products Sales Engineer for the Taft- 
Pierce Manufacturing Co. He studied 
Industrial Electrical Engineering at the 
Franklin Technical Institute. 

Richard H. Bell, named Midwestern 
Sales Manager for the Hampden Glazed 
Paper & Card Co.. expected to assume 
his new duties in Chicago in October. He 
has been with the firm since 1954 in a 
sales capacity. He is Past President of 
the Holyoke (Mass.) Industrial Associa- 
tion and is on the Executive Committee 
of the National Council of Industrial 
Management Clubs. 

Cmdr. PhiUp W. Poner. Jr., has taken 
the Navy's largest icebreaker, USS Gla- 
cier, on her sixth visit to Antarctica. The 
ship left in October, spearheading the 
latest Deep Freeze operation. 



WILLIAM KUBIE 37 ($ee boxed item) 



New Virtue in Paint 

William L. Kubie '37 has had a 
leading part in research on paint 
which was recently publicized by 
the U.S. Department of Agricul- 
ture's Agricultural Research Service. 
He is an organic chemist who 
joined the staff of the Northern 
Division laboratories in Peoria in 
1959. 

Laboratory test paints that can 
be washed from brushes and rollers 
with water have been made with 
linseed oil. The test paints resist 
running water within 15 minutes 
after they are applied, and they 
surface-dry sufficiently to permit re- 
painting within a half hour, reports 
say. Other virtues are said to be 
the ability of test materials to adhere 
well to chalking surfaces, to have 
good covering or hiding qualities, 
and not to show lap-marks when 
applied. Some of the test paints that 
contain zinc oxide have remained 
stable on the shelf for more than 
46 weeks. 

Kubie developed the new special- 
ized emulsifiers from linseed oil 
fatty acids, according to a paper 
read in October before the Amer- 
ican Oil Chemists' Society. 



42 



BROWN ALUMNI MONTHLY 



From a Saigon Correspondent 



The U.S. Government asked Prof. 1. J. 
Kapstein 76 to go to Vietnam for a year 
as a Visiting Professor of American Lit- 
erature. Before he left, he attended a 
regular meeting of the Board of Editors 
of this magazine and "promised to write." 
The result follows, a special report from 
our correspondent in Saigon: 

ON Monday evening. Sept. 12, the 
Brown Club of Saigon, Vietnam, met 
at my house at 24 Duy Tan and got itself 
unofficially established by electing Stella 



an honorary member of the Club and by 
passing a resolution which deplored the 
absence of another honorary member in 
Hong Kong at the time of the meeting. 
The official roster of the Club for the 
first meeting consisted of: Lt. R. D. Taylor 
'57, J. D. Perrine "54, and I. J. Kapstein 
'26. (The absentee in Hong Kong was 
Mrs. Perrine, nee Sally Delaney, Pembroke 
'55.) I am enclosing a picture of all who 
were present. 

Incidentally, the picture was taken with 
Perrine's camera, which refused to operate 




SAIGON REUNION: Prof. I. J. Kapstein '26, J. D. Perrine '54, Mrs. Kapstein, and Lt. R. D. Taylor '57. 
As in all good Brown Club captions, the listing is from left to right. 



until he primed it (it, not us) with Scotch 
whiskey. As for us, being true Brown men, 
we were primed with nothing more than 
Seven-Up and Coca Cola. Dinner was 
served by our white-clad, bare-footed do- 
mestique whose piece de resistance was 
duck with orange sauce. 

I am happy to say that this was a meet- 
ing which had no agenda, discussed no 
problems, made no appeal for funds, and 
kept no minutes. We just sat around ask- 
ing and answering one another's nosy 
questions about what we were doing in 
Saigon, the assumption being that, as 
Brown men, we were naturally compan- 
ionable and outgiving. 

I told them that I was teaching four 
courses at the University of Saigon, three 
at the Faculty of Letters and one at the 
Faculty of Pedagogy. (The university is 
set up like a French university, with sep- 
arate Faculties.) At the Faculty of Let- 
ters, I am the whole American Literature 
program. My students are alert, industri- 
ous, and extremely courteous. They rise 
to their feet when 1 enter the room and 
rise again when I leave it. Their English 
could be better — but that's one reason 
I'm here. Stella is doing some teaching at 
the Vietnamese-American Association and 
expects to teach English at a Vietnamese 
public school. So much for the senior 
members of the Club. 

As for Perrine, he is working for an 
engineering company which is building 
roads and bridges for the Vietnamese 
Government; he is a specialist on soil 
analysis. Taylor, our third member, we 
caught just in time for our meeting. Hav- 
ing just finished his hitch in the Navy 
(his job here was that of Naval Attache), 
he was on his way back to the States and 
thence to the University of Manchester in 
England for graduate study in English. 

Of course, a great deal of our talk was 
about Brown. Perrine and I feel we con- 
stitute a quorum and that, with our hon- 
orary members, we can still function as a 
Club. So, until the end of the academic 
year here, anyway, the Brown Club of 
Saigon, Vietnam, will continue to meet. 
My very best regards to all my colleagues 
on the Board of Editors, especially to 
Arthur Braitsch and Jay Barry. 

Stella has written this out for me be- 
cause my right wrist has been overworked. 
As always 

KAPPY 



1942 
Dr. Arnold M. Soloway, Director of 
the Institute for Business Science in Cam- 
bridge, was a featured speaker at the 30th 
New England Bank Management Con- 
ference of the Bankers" Committee of the 
New England Council at Boston's Hotel 
Statler in October. 

Francis Guyott. President of the Guy- 
ott Trucking Company of Woodbridge, 
Conn., was Chairman in his town of the 
Connecticut Volunteers for Nixon. 

Howard H. Williams, who runs a mo- 
tel at Falmouth on Cape Cod. recently 
bought a winter home at Pompano Beach, 
Fla. 



1944 

Doc Savage was the subject of a fea- 
ture article in the Brown-Rhode Island 
football program. The story told the part 
Doc played in helping Brown defeat 
Holy Cross in 1942 and Coast Guard 
Academy in 1943. Doc has his own firm 
now. the Savage Tile Co., in Manasquan, 
N. J., specializing in ceramic tile for 
homes, schools, and hospitals. 

Bob Margarita, after almost 15 years 
of working for other colleges, was back 
in the Brown fold this fall. He handled 
a number of scouting assignments for 
Coach John McLaughry. Bob is a sales 
representative with the J. P. O'Connell 



Co., 110 Forsythe St., Boston. The firm 
deals in ready mixed concrete and mason's 
supplies. 

Jay Pattee is head football coach at 
Modesta High School in Modesta, Calif. 
He had a very good year in 1959, winning 
the conference title and being voted the 
conference coach of the year. 

1946 

Herbert B. Barlow, Jr., was admitted 
to the U.S. Supreme Court Bar when the 
American Bar Association held its annual 
meeting in Washington last summer. The 
swearing-in entitles him to practice before 
the nation's highest court. 



DECEMBER 1960 



43 



1948 

Phil Bray, Professor of Physics at 
Brown, took part in an October sympo- 
sium at New York University on basic 
science in France and the United States. 
The affair was sponsored by the Sloan 



Foundation, with the cooperation of the 
French Government. Dr. Bray is serving 
as Vice-President of the Brown Faculty 
Club this year. 

Lt. Cmdr. Tullio A. DeRobbio has been 
named Chief of Staff of Surface Battalion 



1-8 in Rhode Island. He had previously 
served as head of Surface Division 1-40. 
Robert E. Grant was listed in the Octo- 
ber issue of this magazine as Vice-Presi- 
dent of Textron Pharmaceuticals. Inc., a 
subsidiary of Textron, Inc., of Providence. 



grwxTO mmm mmm 




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AT THE DEDICATION In Peru: Frank Brown '36, Bill Whitehouse '53, Mrs. Howard Wenzel '54, Wenzel '54, and Paul Morrison '42. 



Memorial and a Reason 



IT WAS an unusual memorial to a Brown 
man in far-off Peru, and several Bru- 
nonians participated in its dedication not 
long ago. James K. Donaldson '5\, who 
died in 1959, had been General Manager 
of Hogares Peruanos S.A., initialing its 
program to provide popular housing in 
the Lima area. The model home in the 
new development, dedicated to Donald- 
son's memory, stands as a tribute to his 
efforts in promoting low-cost housing 
throughout the world. 

In building and selling homes for 
obreros and empleados, Hogares Peruanos 
S.A. has carried out its slogan. "Todo 
hombre tiene un hogar (Every man a 
home-owner 1." One of its officers has 
said: "In owning a home, no matter how 
small, a man has a tangible piece of pri- 
vate property. He generally loses interest 
in collectivist philosophy and becomes a 
constructive force in the community. 
Thus, in cooperation with other organiza- 



tions, we hope to help more Peruvians to 
own their own homes." 

In September. 1959, the Board of Di- 
rectors of the Export Import Bank of 
Washington approved a loan to Hogares 
Peruanos S.A. for four million soles to 
provide partial financing for an initial 
project of 70 or more houses. The loan 
is to be repaid in soles over 10 years at 
interest. The company believes this is the 
first loan made by a U.S. Government 
agency to a private building firm for con- 
struction of houses outside the United 
States and its territories. 

E. Howard Wenzel, Jr., '54, the com- 
pany's General Manager, is its only Amer- 
ican staff member. Architect, technical 
consultant, counsel, and contractor are 
Peruvians, while the Banco Continental 
has agreed to guarantee and service the 
repayment of the loan to the Export Im- 
port Bank. Wenzel succeeded Donaldson 
as General Manager (both were pioneer 



proponents of crew and rowed at Brown). 

All Brown men in Peru were invited to 
the dedication ceremony, and three were 
present in addition to Wenzel: Frank 
Brown '36, Field Representative for South 
America for Associated International Un- 
derwriters; Bill Whitehouse '53, Freight 
Sales Agent for the Grace Line; and Paul 
Harrison '42, Public Relations Counsel to 
the Government of Puerto Rico. (Harri- 
son was visiting in Lima with Willard 
Garvey, President of Hogares Peruanos' 
parent company. Builders, Incorporated.) 
Mrs. Wenzel, Pembroke '54, was also 
there. Unable to attend were: Mrs. Peg 
Johnson Whitehouse, Pembroke '53; Wil- 
bur Deming '44, Jasper S. Costa '27, and 
Dr. Robert Eisner '44. 

Donaldson died in Karachi, where he 
had gone to set up a $30,000,000 low-cost 
housing project as General Manager for 
Builders. He had left Peru after complet- 
ing the arrangements for the project 
there. It was ironical that the loan appli- 
cation had been approved for his Lima 
proposal about 24 hours after his death. 
His company honored his memory with a 
gift to the University that established a 
scholarship fund. 



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BROWN ALUMNI MONTHLY 



The nole should have stated that Grant 
was President of the firm. He had been 
Financial Vice-President of Plough, Inc., 
of Memphis, Tenn., for the previous three 
years. 

H. Alan Timm has been named Execu- 
tive Vice-President of the First National 
Granite Bank of Augusta, Me. He joined 
the bank a year ago as Assistant to the 
President. 

J. Warren Thomas. General Credit Man- 
ager and Assistant Treasurer of Gorham 
Mfg. Co., Providence, has been added to 
the Board of Directors of the Jewelers 
Board of Trade. He has been with Gor- 
ham for 10 years. He was made Assistant 
Credit Manager in 1956 and three years 
later was appointed General Credit Man- 
ager. At a meeting of the Directors in 
September he was elected Assistant Treas- 
urer, retaining the title and function of 
General Credit Manager. 

Moses Sparks, Jr., has been transferred 
from the Braintree (Mass.) Plant of the 
Armstrong Cork Co., where he held a po- 
sition as chemist and technical writer. He 
is now located at the firm's Research and 
Development Center in Lancaster, Pa., as 
a chemist. "Even though I have moved 
farther away from Brown, I still feel a 
kinship spirit toward all events there." He 
served as President of the Connecticut 
Valley Brown Club in 1956 and was ac- 
tive in the South Shore Club activities 
the past two years. 

1949 

Wilfred C. Driscoll, a member of the 
Fall River School Committee, was among 
1 1 persons whose names have been sub- 
mitted to the Executive Council for con- 
firmation by Governor Furcolo as mem- 
bers of a new Board of Trustees for the 
Southeastern Massachusetts Technological 
Institute. He was a teacher in Fall River 
high schools for 10 years before leaving 
the profession to become a funeral direc- 
tor. He is serving his second term as Vice- 
Chairman of the Bradford Durfee Board 
of Trustees. 

1950 
Herb Wieboldt is a Traffic Service Su- 
pervisor for the New Jersey Bell Tele- 
phone Co. He has been with the firm 
eight years, all in the Traffic Department. 
A member of the Alumni Admission Com- 
mittee, Herb was on Campus in October 
for a meeting of that group, 

Tom Costello has been promoted to 
Director of Field Communications with 
Equitable Life Assurance Company in its 
New York City ofliice. He has been in his 
present location for two years after a long 
period of service in the Albany Branch 
Office, Tom also has been very active with 
the Junior Chamber of Commerce and is 
now serving as a National Director. He 
has been elected by the New York State 
Jaycees to represent the State on the Na- 
tional Board and also to sit on as a mem- 
ber of the State Board and Executive 
Committee. 

The Rev. Ronald Edgar Stenning has 
become Vicar of the Church of the Resur- 
rection, Norwood, R. L A graduate of the 
Episcopal Theological School, he was at 



St. John's Church, Barrington, before his 
ordination last June. 

Bill Pattee, having received his degree 
from Presbyterian College in June, en- 
rolled at the Union Theological Seminary 
in Richmond, Va., for a three-year course. 
"After leaving college and working for 
several years in the field of engineering, 
I felt that I had a call to the ministry and 
decided to come back to school. I was 
working for the Corps of Engineers in 
Jacksonville, Fla,, at the time and decided 
to try night school for a year. I attended 
Jacksonville University at night for a year 
before transferring to Presbyterian Col- 
lege." Bill is married and has two sons, 
ages 5 and 3. 

William C. Munroe, Jr., is in the legal 
department of the United Shoe Corpora- 
tion in Boston. He is Assistant Foreign 
Counselor, involved in many aspects of 
the company's extensive foreign business. 

William A. Pollard, Executive Secretary 
of the National Association of Insurance 
Agents, was the featured speaker at the 
60th annual meeting and dinner of Rhode 
Island Association of Insurance Agents in 
October. 

Warren S. Randall, West Hartford at- 
torney, served as Campaign Chairman in 
that area for John L. Bonee, Jr., candidate 
for judge of probate for the District of 
Hartford. 

Stephen F. Burke, Jr., has been ap- 
pointed Manager of the Brokerage De- 
partment of the Winslow Cobb Insurance 
Agency of Boston. He went with the Cobb 
agency in 1951 as a full time agent, and. 
in 1954, he was promoted to Brokerage 
Supervisor of the North Shore area. 

1951 

A. K, Gustafson has been transferred 
by his firm, Raymond International, Ltd., 





AMADEU FERREIRA '50 has been appointed Di- 
rector of the Overseas Division of Becton, Dick- 
inson ond Company, which employed him on 
graduation. After posts in Mexico City and Rio 
de Janeiro, he returned to the home office in 
Rutherford, N. J,, to take part in the manage- 
ment training program in 1958. 



JAMES F. COLLINS '49 is the newr Manager of 
the Products Development Division of Cerro de 
Pasco Corporation, a leading U.S. producer and 
fabricator of non-ferrous metals. Collins was for- 
merly with Kaiser Aluminum. He is a Marine 
Corps veteran of the second World War. 



from London to Monrovia, Liberia. 

Arthur W. Randall has moved to 309 
Fairview Ave.. Winnetka, 111., where he 
lives with Mrs. Randall and their two 
daughters. Formerly in Arlington, Va., 
they went to the Middle West when Ran- 
dall was appointed Raytheon's Chicago 
manager for sales of electronic compo- 
nents to distributors there. 

Henry F. Shea, Jr., has been appointed 
Managing Director of Monsanto Japan 
Limited of Tokyo, branch of Monsanto 
Chemical Co. He had served as Assistant 
Managing Director in the same location. 
Monsanto Japan Limited is a wholly 
owned subsidiary company of Monsanto 
Overseas S.A. 

The Rev. Everett Henry Greene has 
new duties this year as Episcopal Chap- 
lain to the University of Rhode Island and 
as Vicar of St. Augustine's Chapel in 
Kingston. Father Greene had been Rector 
of Zion Church, Avon, N. Y., since his or- 
dination. 

Dr. Robert S. Fields is serving as In- 
structor in Orthodontics at Tufts Univer- 
sity School of Dental Medicine. He was 
graduated cum laude from that school in 
1954. 

The Rev, Henry G. Bowen has been as- 
signed to do graduate studies in Canon 
Law at Catholic University in Washing- 
ton, D. C. He began studying for the 
priesthood at St. Mary's Seminary in Bal- 
timore, Md., then entered North Amer- 
ican College in Italy in 1952. He was or- 
dained in Rome July 15, 1956, 

Edward T. Richards, Jr., is a District 
Sales Representative for the Robbins Com- 
pany of Attleboro. His family, which in- 
cludes four children, is living at 109 Dawn 
Drive, Mount Holly, N. J. 

Garrison G. Lotz is in the Export De- 
partment of Jones & Laughlin Steel Cor- 



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poration in New York and is a commuter 
from Arlington, N. J. He received his 
M.B.A. in International Business from the 
N.Y.U. Graduate School of Business in 
1959. 

1952 

Donald W. Richards has moved to 
North American Aviation, Los Angeles, 
following the success of a new nose-cone 
cooling system for missiles which he de- 
signed. Its tests were very promising. 
After five years as a Navy jet pilot, Rich- 
ards turned to aeronautical engineering 
and spent three years at M.I.T. toward 
his Sc.B. and Master's. He went to the 
Coast in October. 

1954 

C. Richard Whittemore, Jr., is a mem- 
ber of the Faculty of Coburn Classical 
Institute, Waterville, Me., where he is 
teaching English in grades 7. 8. and 10. 
He taught lower-grade English last sum- 
mer at Worcester State Teachers' College. 
Dick owns his own plane and does quite 
a bit of flying these days. 

Vaughn Fuller is a member of the 
teaching staff in Harrington, R. I., this 
year. Following a naval career, he became 
head of the Math and Science Depart- 
ments at Erskine Academy in South China, 
Me., before going back into the Navy in 
1958. Last spring, he was awarded a Ford 
Foundation Fellowship, leading to an M.A. 
in Teaching. He plans to return to Brown 
for the second semester. 

1955 

The Rev. Donn Russell Brown has be- 
come Curate of the Church of the Good 
Shepherd, Pawtucket. A graduate of the 
Episcopal Theological School, he had been 
at Grace Church, Providence, prior to his 
ordination in June. 

Henry M. Kelleher was graduated from 
the Boston College Law School last June 
and received an appointment under the 
Honor Law Graduate Program of the Na- 
tional Labor Relations Board. He is at- 
tached to the staff of the General Counsel 
in Washington, D. C. 

Doc Houk and Mi.\ie are studying for 
their Ph.D. degrees, he in Economics and 
she in Education. "Things are going along 
smoothly, but with a one-year-old girl in 
the house you can imagine that at times 
we are rather busy." 

Bill Prifty has joined Lederle Labora- 
tories, American Cyanamid Co., as a sales 
representative in New Haven. He had been 
employed by the Waterbury Savings Bank. 

1956 

Dr. Richard Thorpe, interning in Mon- 
tifiore Hospital, Pittsburgh, was unable to 
make the trip to Tibet with Sir Edmund 
Hillary to hunt for the elusive Abomina- 
ble Snowman because of an injury suf- 
fered during a practice climb on Laurel 
Mountain, Pa. Dick had been working 
hard toward the goal of making this trip 
and had been accepted by Sir Edmund 
when the injury occurred. 

John Cutler also has said good by to 
the Navy and has taken up residence in 
Cambridge while attending Harvard Law 
School. 




J. RAY TOPPER '52 has been named Product 
Sales Manager for industrial and military elec- 
tronic tubes produced by General Electric's Re- 
ceiving Tube Department. He will make his head- 
quarters in Owensboro, Ky, Topper hod been in 
the Department as Sales Manager for its de- 
velopmental products. He is a former Chairman 
of the Society of Automotive Engineers' subcom- 
mittee on aircraft electrical systems. 



Franklin Klein has been discharged 
from the Navy and is attending the Uni- 
versity of Virginia Law School. 

Irwin Hassenfield is attending Medical 
School at the New York College of Medi- 
cine in Syracuse. 

John Hetherington is engaged in a 
highly complicated research program in 
digital computation for United Aircraft 
Corp., Hartford. 

Dick Borjeson is a sales representative 
for Brown & Sharpe in Pittsburgh. 

George Packard is a registered repre- 
sentative of H. C. Wainwright & Co., 
Peabody, Mass. 

Hank Nadeau is with H&H Radio. TV, 
and Electronics in Fall River. 

Pete Harrity is seeing the great South- 
west with the Data Processing Sales Divi- 
sion of IBM in Albuquerque, N. M. 

Paul Overbeck is continuing his grad- 
uate work at the Harvard Business School. 

Harold I. Kessler, Providence attorney, 
has been appointed by Judge Paolino of 
the R. I. Supreme Court as his law clerk. 
A graduate of the Boston University Law 
School, he was admitted to the R. I. Bar 
in June. 

Melvyn M. Pombo has received his 
Ph.D. degree in Chemistry from the Uni- 
versity of Wisconsin. 

Dr. Albert Perrino, having received his 
Ph.D. degree from the University of Notre 
Dame, is employed as Research Chem- 
ist with Arnold Hoffman & Co., Inc., in 
Providence. The firm is a subsidiary of 
Imperial Chemical Industries, Ltd., of 
England. 

Bruce Bartsch is a salesman for Dow 
Chemical and is working in Detroit. 
Co., Scranton, Pa. 

John Mogayzel is a chemist, working 



on practical research at Arthur D. Little, 
Inc., in Cambridge. 

Ken Golder is keeping accounts straight 
as an auditing examiner with Prudential 
Insurance Co. in Newark. 

Dwight Doolan is in the Sales Depart- 
ment of American Brass Co.. French Small 
Tube Division, Waterbury, Conn. 

Jim McGuinness continues to climb in 
the ranks of the Port of New York Au- 
thority. He is currently Facility Property 
Representative at New York International 
Airport. 

Donald Crann is a research engineer 
with Esso Research in Linden, N. J., 
where he makes his home. 

Bob Gordon is a Director of Alexan- 
der's Markets, Inc., Lowell, Mass. He has 
been placed in charge of expansion, but 
he notes that his main worry is seeing 
that the expansion doesn't hit his waist- 
line. 

Jim Berrier, having received his Doctor 
of Dentistry degree, is employed by the 
U.S. Public Health Service. 

Lt. Jim Jackson has temporarily left 
the practice of law to serve in the Air 
Force. He is stationed near San Francisco. 

Sam Tanenbaum, having received his 
Ph.D., is employed as a physicist with 
Raytheon Wayland Labs, Wayland, Mass. 

Ben Patey is a coordinator with General 
Motors Overseas Operations in the New 
York City office. 

Jerry Cline is learning his work from 
the ground up — to the tree top. He's 
working as a woods crew foreman for Du- 
Bois Fence and Garden, Lake City, Fla. 
He's out doors on his job everyday and 
probably staying healthier than most of us. 

Frank Prince is Vice-President of Na- 
tional Match Book, Inc., in New York 
City. He is very active in the Brown Club 
there. 

Hal Resnic is with EKCO Products Co., 
Chicago, working in merchandising. 

Tom Fitzgerald is a sales representative 
for Menasha Woolen Ware Co., Milwaukee. 

Dave Jackson has been promoted in the 
sales liaison staff of Chemical Products 
Corp., East Providence. 

John Howard is in Fitchburg, Mass., 
where he is an e.xpediter for Simonds Saw 
and Steel. 

Bob Halkyard is among the growing list 
of Brown men with IBM, working as a 
Systems Analyst in Providence. 

Bob Watts is Advertising Manager for 
Sherwatt Equipment and Manufacturing 
Co., New York. 

Bob Leland is engaged in an unusual 
occupation. While he has a rather limited 
clientele, he is being kept busy. He is 
Assistant Sales Manager for Elgin Metal 
Casket Co. 

Jim Finnegan is a sales engineer with 
Babcock & Wilcox Co., in New York. He 
commutes daily from his home in South 
Amboy, N. J. 

Dick Williams is a civil engineer for 
the Scranton Springs Brook Water Service 
Co., Scranton, Pa. 

Bill Brightman is living in Melrose, 
Mass., while working as an advanced 
trainee for State Bank & Trust Co., Bos- 
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Dr. Ken Marley is interning in Colum- 
bia Presbyterian Medical Center in New 
York and living in the city. 

Dr. Evans Diamond is putting his in- 
tern time to good use with independent 
medical research in the Baltimore City 
Hospitals. 

Bill Croakes is practising law in Lynn, 
Mass. 

Frank Yanni is Commercial Represent- 
ative of Southern New England Tele- 
phone Co., New Haven. 

Art Weddel is working in the increas- 
ingly important field of structural testing 
as an engineer for North American Avia- 
tion in Los Angeles. 

Jerry Jerome recently attended a con- 
ference on freight expediting in his capac- 
ity as Freight Expedition Manager for 
New York Central Railroad. In his spare 
time, he is taking courses at Syracuse in 
merchandising and retail service. 

Yours truly has a new address: Officer 
& Enlisted Student Co.. Box 227 PMGCS, 
Fort Gordon, Ga. 

MARY WILENZIK 

1957 

Al Shalita, after spending the last two 
years at the University of Brussels in 
Belgium, is now enrolled at the Bowman- 
Gray School of Medicine in Winston-Sa- 
lem, North Carolina. He is living at 2527 
Miller Park Circle in Winston-Salem. 

The Rev. D. Sanderson Walch, a grad- 
uate of the General Theological Seminary, 
has become Curate at St. Martin's Church, 
Providence. Prior to his ordination last 
summer, he had been at St. John's Church, 
Barrington. 

1958 

Meade Summers and his bride spent 
their honeymoon in Nassau last Septem- 
ber and spent most of the time watching 
Hurricane Donna tear up the Bahamas. 
Meade is in his Senior year at the Uni- 
versity of Michigan Law School. He plans 
to return to St. Louis to practice. 

Bruce Johnson has been elected Senior 
Class President at the University of Colo- 
rado Law School. 

Joseph C. Miller is teaching science and 
math at Swampscott (Mass.) High. He 
had taught general science and physics at 
Saugus High the previous two years. 

William W. Lane has a new address: 
333 Ivy Court, Kenilworth, III. 

LT(j.g.) John Doolittle was attached 
to the attack carrier USS F. D. Roosevelt 
before his release on July 1. His first move 
on becoming a civilian was to take off on 
a trip through Europe. 

Jerry Alaimo, while serving in the Army 
in Germany, was so inspired last win- 
ter when he heard the news of Brown's 
double-overtime triumph over Dartmouth 
in basketball that he went out and scored 
42 points for his regimental team the next 
evening. 

George W. Cooper, Jr., is in his third 
year of graduate study at Stanford, serv- 
ing as a lab instructor, and working to- 
ward his Ph.D. in Biology. 



1959 

Raymond S. Sullivan received the Baker 
Memorial Award for having achieved the 
highest record in anatomy in his class at 
Georgetown Medical University. He has 
been a waterfront director and counselor 
at Mattatuck Council Boy Scout camp in 
Connecticut for the past 1 1 years and he 
is studying at Georgetown this year on a 
scholarship awarded by the school. 

John Jangro is teaching social studies 
and serving as a coach at the high school 
in New Boston, N. H. 

Leonard J. Deftos is a first-year student 
at the University of Vermont Medical 
College. During the past year he did grad- 
uate work at Boston University. 

Alfred A. Lucco has been awarded a 
public health service research fellowship 
valued at $3,600. He is working for his 
doctorate in human development at the 
University of Chicago. 

Lawrence T. Griggs is enrolled at the 
Fletcher School of Law and Diplomacy at 
Tufts. 

David Bryson is working in genetics in 
Stockholm during what would have been 
his third year of Yale Medical School. A 
fellowship made possible his European 
studies. 

Dick Piazza is a candidate for a Ph.D. 
in History, with a fine scholarship at 
Northwestern. 

Lew Cady won the first annual scholar- 
ship given by the Agate Club of Chicago 
for the "most outstanding graduate stu- 
dent in advertising at the Medill School of 
Journalism," also at Northwestern. The 
Agate Club is made up of space and time 
salesmen in the metropolitan area. 

Philip J. Di Saia is in his second year 
as a student at Tufts University School of 
Medicine. 

1960 

Dr. Herbert R. Ellison, who received 
his Ph.D. at Brown in June, is an Instruc- 
tor in Chemistry at Wheaton College this 




GEORGE GORGODIAN '59 lost his life in an 
automobile accident on Oct. 30. 



year. A graduate of Clark, he was for- 
merly a research associate at Northwest- 
ern. 

Joel Brest, the recipient of a govern- 
ment grant for graduate study in math- 
ematical economics at Brown, is living in 
Providence with his bride, the former 
Wendy Friedman, Pembroke '61. The cou- 
ple spent the summer in Europe. 

Bobby Carlin joined the Providence 
Steam Roller football club of the New 
England Football League in October and 
finished out the season with them as a de- 
fensive backfield performer. 

Ed Nicholson is at Athens, Ga., in the 
Navy, attending a Supply School. 

Bernie Buonanno, attending George- 
town Law School, managed to get back to 
see the Bruins play Dartmouth in the 
home opener. 

Stephen J. Jackson was graduated at 
Officer Candidate School, Newport, in 
October and reported to the Supply School 
at Athens, Ga. 

See elsewhere for a detailed summary 
of 1960 activities. 

For Christmas Shopping 

BECAUSE of the demands of printers' 
schedules and because of the demands 
on our reviewers, some books which have 
already been published have not been 
reviewed in these pages. With the Christ- 
mas season approaching, however, we 
thought a list of such books might be 
helpful to the Brown shopper. If your 
local book-seller cannot supply you, the 
Brown University Store will be glad to 
fill your order. 

The Brunonian authors and their, as 
yet, unreviewed works are: 

Everett Knight '47: The Objective So- 
ciety, a philosophical study (with an intro- 
duction by William Barrett, one time Pro- 
fessor of Philosophy at Brown). 

Jacob Mogelever '22: Death to Traitors, 
a biography of Lincoln's Secret Service 
Chief. 

Henry R. Palmer, Jr., '36: This Was 
Air Travel, a pictorial history. 

Prof. Charles H. Philbrick '44: Wonder- 
strand Revisited, a collection of poems. 
(Perhaps you saw the feature on him in 
Look recently, too.) 

Ted Raynor '27: Old Timers Talk in 
Southwestern New Mexico, a collection of 
folk tales. 

Quentin Reynolds '24: Minister of 
Death, a study of the Eichmann case (with 
Ephraim Katz and Zwy Aldouby). Also, 
Known But to God, a study of the Un- 
known Soldier. 

Prof. Lea A. Williams, Overseas Chi- 
nese Nationalism. 

The following books have been recently 
published by the Brown University Press. 
Orders for them should be directed to the 
Brown University Press, Providence 12: 

Prof. Richard A. Parker: A Vienna 
Demotic Papyrus on Eclipse — and Lunar 
Omina. 

Prof. Albert J. Salvan: Lett res Inidites 
a Henry Ciard. 

Prof. W. Freeman Twaddell: The Eng- 
lish Verb Auxiliaries. E. R. B. 



DECEMBER 1960 



47 



AVHEREABOUTS: 

For 1960: A Special Report 



SIX MONTHS after their graduation from 
Brown, here is what some of the 
members of the Class of 1960 are doing. 
The listing, by being condensed, covers a 
lot of ground. Its publication allows us 
to remind the most recent graduates (and 
others, too) that the Alumni Office appre- 
ciates prompt word of any change in job, 
address, or family status. Address: Bo.x 
1859, Brown University. Providence 12, 
R. I. 

Alex Baumgartner. 1960's Class Secre- 
tary, requests material for the Class Notes 
published in each issue of this magazine 
under the 1960 heading in Brimon'ums 
Far and Near. His address is R. D. #1, 
Chadds Ford, Pa. 

In Graduate School 

AT BROWN: Joel I. Brest, Economics. 
Walter A. Foley, History. Frank W. Puf- 
fer. Economics. 

BUSINESS: Boston University— Robert 
A. Dunphy. Chicago — Rene F. Dautel. 
Columbia — John B. Caswell, Robert B. 
Klein. Harvard — Richard P. Draves. 

CHEMISTRY: California— Nail Sen- 
ozan. Lehigh — Peter H. Scott. Vermont — 
Richard C. Adams. Wisconsin — John J. 
Mueller. 

DENTISTRY: Temple— HaTo\d F. 
Goldstein. Tufts — Thomas D. West. 

HISTORY: Coliimhia— George E. Mc- 
Cully, Jr. Stanford — Robert J. Sugarman. 

LAW: Albany Law School — Stuart P. 
Doling. Boston College — Francis V. Bor- 
agine. Brooklyn Law School — .Arthur J. 
Giorgini. Chicago — Philip T. Carter. Co- 
lumbia — Henry R. E. Austin, Jr., Stuart 
S. Berman, Henry F. Kelley, II, James N. 
Rudolph. Stephen J. Schulte. Duke — 
Fred A. Windover. Georgetown — Bernard 
V. Buonanno. Jr. Harvard — Theodore R. 
Boehm. Berkley W. Duck, HI, Stephen 
Feinberg. David J. Fischer, Mark Joseph. 
Iowa — Robert L. Eckerman. Michigan — 
Paul R. Hirschfield, Donald D. Mitchell, 
Michael C. Weston. N. Y. U. — William 
J. Brisk. Ohio — E. Lang D'Atri. Pennsyl- 
vania — Arnold B Cohen, Morton F. Dal- 
ler, Stephen R. Domesick, Daniel C. 
Soriano, Jr. Tufts — William H. van den 
Toorn. Virginia — W. Watt Smith, Wil- 
liam H. Sprinkel, Jr., Gordon E. Wood. 

MEDICINE: Albert Einstein College— 
David L. Schwartz. Bellcvue Medical 
School — Jonathan Dolger. Boston Univer- 
sity — Walter S. Jones, Jr. Chicago — Allan 
M. Deutsch. Downstate Medical Center — 
Leonard Karpman. N.Y.U. — Robert L. 
Boltuch, Stephen A. Kanter, Pittsburgh — 
Stanley M. Perl. 7"«/rs— Stephen M. Selt- 
zer. Edward I. Sweet, Robert Willis. 

THEOLOGY: Andover-Newton— Rob- 
en E. Stetson. Episcopal Theological 
School — Hugh G. Carmichael, III. Pacific 
School of Religion — Richard K. Fox. 
Union Theological Seminary — E. Clark 



Mayo, III. Vanderbilt — James T. John- 
son. Yale — Robert E. Breck, Jr. 

OTHER FIELDS: Ca/Z/or/i/a— Edward 
E. Lawler, III (Psychology). Cornell — 
Steven W. Duckett (Physics). Harvard — 
Arthur Fine (Arts & Sciences). Iowa — 
Bruce C. Barton (Child Welfare). Johns 
Hopkins— Wilbm T. Albrecht, II (Eng- 
lish), William R. Feeney (International 
Relations), Stephen K. Oberbeck (Jour- 
nalism). London Academy of Music and 
Drama — William H. Mackenzie, Jr. 
(Drama). Madrid — Rockwell Gray, Jr. 
(Spanish Literature). N.Y.U. — Richard 
Wegman (Mathematics). Princeton — Rob- 
ert J. Grisi (Psychology). Eric P. Salathe 
(Guggenheim Jet Propulsion Center), 
James C. Townsend (Engineering). Stan- 
ford — C. Brent Harold (.American Liter- 
ature). Tufts — Stanley Woolf (Physics). 
U.S. Educational Commission, Munich- — • 
John V. Solomon (Engineering). 



Fields Unreported: California — Donald 
W. Poole. C/«rA— Ronald G. Whittle. Co- 
lumbia — Edward B. Perlberg. DeVeaux 
School, Niagara Falls — Peter Kallas. Duke 
—William J. O'Neill. Harvard— AWan S. 
Ross. Minnesota — Roger Cummins. N.Y.U. 
— Baldwin Fong, Jr. Pennsylvania — Alex- 
ander M. Baumgartner. Washington — 
Frederic M. Alper. Wesleyan — Arnold 
Hetzer. Yale — James E. Tavares. 

In Military Service 

AIR FORCE: Robert D. Benedict, Mi- 
chael H. Frame. 

ARMY: Lawrence D. Ackman, Harry 
H. Hersey, Richard S. Press, Andrew von- 
Derwies, Carl A. Wattenberg, Jr. 

MARINES: Joseph F. Laucius, Charles 
M. Lyons, IH, John S. Moyle, Karl A. 
Tunberg. 

N.AVY: Frederic N. Adams, A. Donald 
Anderle. George L. Ball. David Belden, 
Richard K. Bird. Robert A. Courte- 
manche, Daniel Cromack. W. Jeffrey Col- 
bert. Keith W. Eveland, Francis Flanagan, 
Ralph J. Haglung. Robert W. Hicks, Ste- 
phen J. Jackson. David C. Kelley. James 
Marsh, Jacob D. Merriwether, Edwin 
Nicholson, Charles L. Olobri, Philip Oms- 



Graduate Degree Recipients 



MANY who received advanced degrees 
from Brown last June have already 
reported on their whereabouts and activi- 
ties. Information about others is solicited 
and welcome at all times. Not only does 
the Alumni Office strive to keep its rec- 
ords up to date, but the delivery of this 
magazine depends on the accuracy of in- 
dividual stencils. The Alumni Monthly is 
sent, without obligation, to former stu- 
dents of the Graduate School as well as 
of the College. (Address changes and 
other information should be sent to: 
Alumni Office, Box 18.59, Brown Univer- 
sity, Providence 12, R. I.) 

Here is a summary of data received 
about 1960 recipients of Doctor's and 
Master's degrees: 

Further Graduate Study 

AT BROWN: John M. Augustine, Bi- 
ology. Shiomo Breuer, Applied Mathe- 
matics. Stanton B. Garner, English. Atle 
Gjelsvik. Engineering. Charles H. Hock- 
man. Bruce Oakley, Psychology. Robert 
Omen. Physics. Guenter Rose, Psychol- 
ogy. Eric J. Softley, Engineering. 

OTHERS: Johns Hopkins— V/ayne C. 
Lee (Psychology). Michigan — Allan G. 
Shepherd (Law). Stanford — .Amos Picker. 
Yale — Martin A. Buzas. 

Teaching 

Lawrence H. Bradner, Thomaston, 
Conn. Ronald S. Brand, University of 
Connecticut. Thomas L. Byrd, Jr., St. 
Andrew's School, St. Andrews, Tenn. Jo- 
seph C. Curtis, Biology Dept., Brown. 
Gordon D. Davis, Holland Hall School, 
Tulsa, Okla. Myles S. Delano, University 



of Washington. Herbert R. Ellison, North- 
western. Raymond Gendron, East Prov- 
idence. John P. Lipkin, University of 
Michigan. Arthur C. Morris, Jr., St. Dun- 
stan's School. Torstsn Norvig, University 
of Massachusetts. Robert K. Revicki, 
Providence. Kenneth H. Rockwell, Penn- 
sylvania State. Julio RoJriguez-Luis. Uni- 
versity of California. Robert J. Shapiro, 
Warwick. George K. Sh:rtess, Psychology 
Dept., Brown. William D. Stahlman, 
M.I.T. Yash P. Verma, Polytechnic In- 
stitute of Brooklyn. 

Miscellaneous 

Kurt Burkhard. Arthur D. Little Co., 
Cambridge, Mass. Chuan F. Chen, Hy- 
dronautics. Inc., Rockville, Md. Marvin 
H. Crulchfield, Monsanto Chemical Co., 
St. Louis. Jorg Haberli, Geigy Chemical 
Corp., Cranston. Te Chiang Hu, IBM Re- 
search Center, Yorktown Heights, N. Y. 
Richard V. Monopoli, Speidel Corp., 
Providence. The Rev. Paul L. Moore, 
First Baptist Church. New Bedford. 
Vural Oskay, Janitrol Aircraft. Columbus, 
O. The Rev. Robert J. Randall, Our Lady 
of Providence Seminary, Warwick. 

Richard W. Roberts, National Bureau 
of Standards, Washington, D. C. The 
Rev. John L. Rossner, Trinity Church, 
Newport. Edward G. Stockwell, U.S. Bu- 
reau of Census, Washington, D. C. Sains- 
bury L. Strack, Boeing Aircraft Corp., 
Seattle. V. Sankara Subramanian, Union 
Carbide India Ltd., Calcutta. Thaddeus 
W. Tate, Jr., Colonial Williamsburg, Va. 
Chia-Chun Wang, Pittsburgh Plate Glass 
Co., Pittsburgh. Bohyum Yim, Hydro- 
nautics. Inc., Rockville, Md. 



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berg, Donald L. Peters, David R. Sadtler, 
Peter L. Spencer, William J. Strawbridge, 
Jr., Philip H. Tenenbaum, Malcolm C. 
Whittemore, F. Anthony Yates, Jr. 

Teaching 

Hubert L. Allen, III, Hill School. Lee 
E. Allen, Needham. Mass. H. Bradley 
Bloomer, Amerikan Koleji, Tarsus, Tur- 
key. Alan Clayson. II, Berkshire School. 
George M. Dix, Hun School. Dirk T. 
Held, St. Mark's School. Timothy M. 
Hennessey, Wilbraham Academy. Wil- 
liam J. MacArdle, Mercersburg Academy. 
J. Edmund Sheridan, Webb School of 
California. 

Eiigineeritig 

Duane L. Jones, Martin Co., Denver. 
Rodney C. Loehr, General Precision. Inc., 
Binghamton, N. Y. Robert W. McCourt, 
Public Service Electric & Gas Co., New- 
ark, N. J. Raymond E. Miko, Southern 
New England Telephone Co., Waterbury, 
Conn. James L. Mongillo, Philco Western 
Development Lab, Palo Alto, Calif. Wil- 
liam Read, Jr., Minneapolis-Honeywell 
Corp., Boston. David L. VanOlinda, 
United Aircraft Corp., Broad Brook, 
Conn. Donald J. Wallace, Public Service 
Electric & Gas Co., Newark, N. J. 

Insurance 

George S. Champlin, Mutual Benefit, 
Newark, N. J. David K. Flack, Pruden- 
tial, Newark, N. J. Lawrence B. Morse, 
Connecticut General Life, Bloomfield, 
Conn. John R. Pflug, Jr., Liberty Mutual, 
Providence. Charles F. Pickhardt, Jr., 
Chubb & Son, Inc., N.Y.C. Robert C. 
Suydam, Home Insurance Co., N.Y.C. 
David J. Victor, Prudential, Newark, N. J. 
Richard A. Windatt, Chubb & Son. Inc., 
N.Y.C. 

Banking 

Michael E. Barton, Boston Safe Deposit 
& Trust Co. Kenneth A. Bell, III, Califor- 
nia Bank, Los Angeles. Richard E. Ben- 
son, Guaranty Bank & Trust Co., Worces- 
ter. Trowbridge Callaway, III, Northern 
Trust Co., Chicago. Peter Gurney, Bank- 
er's Trust Co., N.Y.C. Garrett B. Hunter, 
National Newark & Essex Banking Co., 
Newark, N. J. William S. Krafchick, First 
National City Bank, N.Y.C. Edward B. 
Sweet, Liberty Real Estate Bank & Trust 
Co., Philadelphia. 

Sales 

Roger C. Colter, Stanley Steel Strap- 
ping, New Britain, Conn. Paul Gilman, 
Charles Gilman & Sons, North Cambridge, 
Mass. Gerald Rhine, Rhine Sales Co., 
N.Y.C. Thomas E. Steckbeck, J. C. Wil- 
liams Co., Asbury Park, N. J. John C. 
Wolff, Jr., WPRO Radio, Providence. 
Marc C. Wuischpard, Westinghouse Edu- 
cational Center, Pittsburgh. William 
M. Zani, Burroughs Corp., Worcester. 

iM iscellaueovs 

John E. Bellavance, General Electric 
Co., Schenectady. John J. Belles, Jr., Gen- 
eral Chemical Research Laboratory, Mor- 
ristown, N. J. Martin J. Bogdanovich, 



Star-Kist Foods. Terminal Island, Calif. 
James C. Butler, Jr., Atlantic Refining 
Co., Providence. Alan D. Carver, Davis 
& Davis, Providence. Thomas B. Caswell, 
Jr., Alumni-Admission Liaison Officer, 
Brown University. Thomas M. Churchill, 
KXIV Radio, Phoenix. Richard Efron, 
IBM Corp., White Plains, N. Y. Clifford 
J. Ehrlich, Monsanto Chemical Co., Ev- 
erett, Mass. Maurice Garrity, Westing- 
house Electric Co., Pittsburgh. William 
B. Genske, Johnson & Higgins, N.Y.C. 
Americo Germani, H. Sacks & Sons, 
Brookline, Mass. 

Hue H. Hauser, Goodyear Tire & Rub- 
ber Co., Akron. David J. Hogarth, More- 
house-Barlow Co., Inc., N.Y.C. Bruce A. 
Homeyer. J. C. Penney Co., N.Y.C. Ben- 
jamin V. Lambert, Burlington Industries, 
N.Y.C. Robert N. Lettieri, Salem Hall, 



Inc., Scranton. John L. Maryak, IBM 
Corp., Rockville, Md. Joseph G. Mayo, 
Mayo-Kaplan Advertising, Cheshire, Conn. 
Richard J. Miskinis, The Martin Co., Or- 
lando, Fla. Peter S. Oberdorf, Interna- 
tional General Electric, N.Y.C. Francis 
A. Pittaro, Jr.. Washington Senators. 
David C. Reed, General Electric Co., 
Schenectady. Edward Roedema, General 
Electric Co., Schenectady. Charles B. Sa- 
kofsky, Sakofsky's Luncheonette, New 
York. Martin B. Sloate, Steiner, Rouse & 
Co., N.Y.C. W. Leslie Smith, Jr., Western 
Electric Co., Inc., N.Y.C. Don D. Walsh, 
U.S. Internal Revenue Service, South 
Bend, Ind. David G. Waterman, Brown & 
Sharpe, Inc., Providence. Paul H. Way, 
General Electric Co., Schenectady. Joseph 
J. Werbicki, Jr., Texas Instruments, Inc., 
Attleboro. 



Bureau of Vital Statistics 



MARRIAGES 

1948 — John M. VanderVoort and Mrs. 
Gladys J. Garretson, Aug. .'>. At home: 
896 Freeling Drive, Bay Island, Sarasota, 
Fla. 

1949 — Theodore F. Low and Miss Kay 
Hohenthaner, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. 
Peter Hohenthaner of Yankton, S. D., 
Oct. 22. Robert M. Mann '52 was best 
man. At home: 221 Medway St., Provi- 
dence. 

1952— Robert C. Hayden and Miss 
Margaret A. McCarthy, daughter of Mr. 
and Mrs. Donald D. McCarthy of Pitts- 
field, Mass., Sept. 3. At home: 98 High- 
land Ave., Wallingford, Conn. 

1953— T. Walton Doyle, Jr., and Miss 
Priscilla H. Mincrly, daughter of Mr. and 
Mrs. Robert B. Minerly of Newburgh, 
N. Y., Sept. 24. At home: 926 Wethers- 
field Ave., Hartford, Conn. 

1953— John E. O'Neil, Jr., and Miss 
Maryann Marino, daughter of Mr. and 
Mrs. John S. Marino of Providence, Oct. 
8. At home: 75 Bell Rock St., Maiden, 
Mass. The groom's father is the Class 
of 1923. 

1954 — Myles Striar and Miss Lise Lange, 
daughter of Dr. and Mrs. Jean Lange of 
Horten, Norway, Aug. 8. At home: Skip- 
pergaten 22, Horten, Norway. 

1955 — Ronald E. Kramer and Miss 
Helen A. Kuver, daughter of Mr. and 
Mrs. Herman H. Kuver of Valley Stream, 
N. Y., Aug. 14. Harris J. Amhowitz '55 
and Richard B. Wolfson '55 were among 
the ushers. At home: 1056 Beacon St., 
Brookline, Mass. 

1955 — Douglas M. McCutcheon and 
Miss Ann Glee Higgins, daughter of Mr. 
and Mrs. Albert B. Higgins of North 
Providence, Oct. 1. At home: 198 Arm- 
ington St., Edgewood, R. I. 

1955 — Dr. Joseph R. Tucci and Miss 
Marjorie J. Puffer, daughter of Mr. and 
Mrs. Howard Puffer of Brockton, Sept. 24. 

1956 — Reuben H. Patey, Jr., and Miss 
Janet Seibert, daughter of Mrs. John Sei- 



bert of Queens, N. Y., and the late Mr. 
Seibert, Oct. 16. 

1957— Oliver S. Chappell and Miss 
Nancy F. Prokopy, daughter of Mr. and 
Mrs. Paul Prokopy of Hollywood, Fla., 
Sept. 10. 

1957— Karl C. Panthen and Miss Bar- 
rie Baxter, daughter of Mrs. D. Mc- 
Vickar Baxter of New York and the late 
Mr. Baxter, Sept. 10. 

1958 — David Fischel and Miss Con- 
stance Newham, daughter of Prof. Walter 
Newham of Toronto, June 11. 

1958— Dion W. J. Shea and Miss Mary 
E. Gingras, daughter of Mrs. Richard H. 
Gingras and the late Cmdr. Gingras, 
USN, Sept. 10. 

1958 — Meade Summers and Miss Bon- 
nie A. Barton of St. Louis, Sept. 2. Wil- 
liam R. Engelsmann '58 and Henry O. 
Johnston '58 were ushers. At home: 849 
Tappan St., Apt. I, Ann Arbor. 

1959 — Roger A. Burke and Miss Mary 
M. Hare, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Mont- 
gomery Hare of Cornwall, Conn., Oct. 22. 

1959 — Michael A. Ginsberg and Miss 
Maxine R. Ambush, daughter of Mr. and 
Mrs. Harold J. Ambush of New Bedford, 
Sept. 4. 

1959— Lt. David B. Hall, USAF, and 
Miss Judith M. Peterson, daughter of Mr. 
and Mrs. William O. Peterson of Green- 
back. Tenn., Oct. 8. The groom's father is 
John E. C. Hall '27. 

1959 — Terry P. Plyler and Miss Doro- 
thie E. Wright, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. 
John Wright of South Braintree, Mass., 
Oct. 9. 

1960 — Edgar W. Care and Miss Lor- 
raine L. Dias, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. 
August S. Dias of East Providence, Oct. 8. 

1960 — Thomas H. Kimberly and Mrs. 
Alice LaBrash, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. 
James B. McKinnis of Denver, Sept. 3. At 
home: 4237 Clarkson St., Englewood, 
Colo. 

1960— David P. White and Miss Mar- 
jorie M. Manning, daughter of Mr. and 



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Mrs. Alfred P. Manning of Watertown, 
Mass., Sept. 1 1. 

1962 — William B. Richardson and Miss 
Pamela J. Hird. daughter of Mr. and Mrs. 
Charles A. Hird of Swampscott, Mass., 
Sept. 10. 

BIRTHS 

1942 — To Dr. and Mrs. Jonas B. Ro- 
bitscher of Bryn Mawr, Pa., their third 
child and first son, John Webster, Sept. 20. 
1943 — To Mr. and Mrs. David Buffum, 
Jr., of Bloomfield, Conn., an adopted 
daughter, Ann Stockwell, born June 11. 

1946 — To Mr. and Mrs. Leon Marks of 
Brcokline, Mass., a son, Stephen Alex- 
ander, Sept. 30. 

1948— To Mr. and Mrs. Frank S. Ceg- 
larski of Middletown, R. I., a daughter, 
Mary Ann, Aug. 1 1. 

1948 — To Mr. and Mrs. Claude B. 
Worley, Jr., of Glen Cove, N. Y., a son, 
Mark Pierce, Sept. 22. 

1949— To Mr. and Mrs. Edward J. 
Finn of Norwood, Mass., their fourth 
child and first son, Edward John, Jr., 
Sept. 26. 

1949 — To Rev. and Mrs. George F. 
French of Cooperstown, N. Y., their sec- 
ond child and first daughter, Susan Tier 
McNaughton. Oct. 15. 

1950 — To Mr. and Mrs. RandaJl W. 
Bliss of Providence, a daughter, Davis, 
June 27. The grandfathers are Provost 
Zenas R. Bliss '18 and Garrett D. Byrnes 
'26. 

1951 — To Mr. and Mrs. Garrison G. 
Lotz of Arlington, N. J., their second 
child and first daughter, Ellen Alethea, 
Sept. 25. 

1951 — To Mr. and Mrs. Jerry Zeoli of 
Providence, their third child and second 
son, Gerald, Oct. 5. 

1952 — To Mr. and Mrs. David G. Lu- 
brano of Hingham, Mass., their fourth 
child and third daughter, Jennifer Lynne, 
Sept. 5. Mrs. Lubrano is the former Jean 
Hambleton, Pembroke '55. A grandfather 
is Jack Lubrano '24. 

1954 — To Mr. and Mrs. Thomas J. 
Cashill of Levitlown, Pa., a son, Christo- 
pher Roy, Sept. 16. 

1954 — To Mr. and Mrs. Gerald Sutton 
of Cincinnati, their second child and sec- 
ond daughter, Michelle Fran, Oct. 12. 

1954 — To Mr. and Mrs. Raymond N. 
Watts, Jr., of Winchester, Mass., their 
first child, a son, Stephen John, Aug. 21. 
Mrs. Watts is the former Nancy Lord, 
Pembroke '54. 

1955_To Mr. and Mrs. Robert N. For- 
est of San Antonio, a son, Robert John, 
Sept. 26. 

1956— To Mr. and Mrs. Robert Rubin 
of New York City, a son, David Bruce, 
Oct. 20. 

1959 — To Mr. and Mrs. Louis L. Du- 
fresne of Albany, N. Y., a daughter, Di- 
ane Marie, Sept. 25. 

1959 — To Mr. and Mrs. Anthony L 
Morgan of New Rochelle, N. Y., a son, 
Paul Douglas, Oct. 9. 

1960 — To Mr. and Mrs. Lawrence B. 
Morse of Weatogue, Conn., their first 
child, a daughter, Deborah Lynn, Sept. 10. 



In Memoriam 



DR. DANA FLETCHER DOWNING '00 
in Richmond Hill, N. Y., July 3. He 
received his medical degree in 1904 
from Boston University and later was 
an Instructor in the School of Medicine. 
He received an A.M. from Brown in 
1908. He had been Assistant to the 
Chief of the Medical Department of 
E. R. Squibb & Sons, Inc., New York, 
before beginning private practice there. 
From 1931 to 1948 he was a medical 
inspector for the New York City Board 
of Health. He retired in 1951. During 
the first World War, he was a member 
of the U.S. Army Medical Corps and 
was associated with the Surgeon Gen- 
eral's Office for a short time. His recent 
rank was Lt. Colonel in the U.S. Med- 
ical Reserve Corps. Active in Boy Scout 
work for more than 30 years, in 1951 
he received the Silver Beaver Award, 
the highest honor given by a Scout 
Council. He was a Fellow of the .Amer- 
ican Medical Association. Phi Beta 
Kappa. His widow is Rose A. Downing, 
104-19 114th St.. Richmond Hill 19. 

CHARLES HERBERT GILMORE 01 in 
Melrose, Mass., July 31. A 1904 grad- 
uate of Harvard Law School, he was a 
partner in the firm of Wellman & Gil- 
more in Boston. He was a former 
Trustee of the Melrose Hospital and 
former City Solicitor and Alderman. He 
also was a State Representative for two 
terms. Theta Delta Chi. 

HENRY JOSEPH WINTERS '01 in 
Saylesville, R. I., Aug. 16, 1956, ac- 
cording to word recently received in 
the Alumni Office. He had been a 
teacher and principal in the Pawtucket 
school system since 1902. Phi Kappa. 
His son is John A. Winters, 165 Willis- 
ton Way, Pawtucket. 

DR. WILLIAM LEWIS ROBERTS '03 in 
Lexington, Ky., July 14. He was Pro- 
fessor Emeritus of Law at the Univer- 
sity of Kentucky where he had taught 
from 1920 to 1947. He had held a pre- 
vious profes.sorship at Pennsylvania 
State, where he received an A.M. in 
1915. In 1920 he received his Doctor of 
Laws degree from the University of 
Chicago, and in 1930, a Doctor of 
Judicial Science degree from Harvard. 
Since 1947 he had been a visiting Pro- 
fessor of Law at the Universities of 
Kansas, Houston, and St. Louis, among 
others. He was a member of the Ken- 
tucky and American Bar Associations 
and the American Association of Uni- 
versity Professors. Phi Kappa Psi. Phi 
Alpha Delta. His widow is Lela P. 
Roberts, 205 Chenault Road, Lexington. 

JARED WILLIAM DAVIS '06 in Boston, 
Apr. 23. He was a retired Dorchester 



High School mathematics teacher. He 
had taught there since 1915. He received 
an A.M. from Yale in 1912, and was a 
member of the New England and Amer- 
ican Mathematical Associations. He 
served as a Lieutenant during the first 
World War. His son is Frederic G. 
Davis, 41 Landsdowne St., Squantum 
71, Mass. 

WILLIAM CAREY POLAND 15 in 
Providence, Sept. 9. In the late 1920s 
he was employed at the Fine Arts Gal- 
lery in San Diego, Calif., but had been 
retired for many years. His father was 
the late Prof. William C. Poland '68. 
He was a brother of the late Albert H. 
Poland 09, and Dr. Reginald Poland 
■14, 1801 Woodcliff Terr., N.E., Atlanta. 

DR. PHILIP CARL SCHERER 15 in 
Roanoke. Va., May 30. He had been 
Professor of Physical Chemistry at Vir- 
ginia Polytechnic Institute since 1929. 
He received three degrees from Brown: 
Ph.B.. M.Sc. in 1923, and Ph.D. in 
1925. He also had held teaching posi- 
tions at Denison University and Western 
Reserve University. Author of nearly 
100 scientific publications, he held sev- 
eral patents. He was a member of the 
New York and Virginia Academies of 
Science and the American Chemical So- 
ciety. Sigma Xi. Delta Upsilon. His 
widow is Hilda L. Scherer, 1 1 1 Syca- 
more St., Swansea, Mass. 

WILLIAM URBAN CLAIR '25 in Point 
Pleasant, N. J., Mar. 29. He had been 
with the New York brokerage firm of 
Dominick & Dominick for 34 years. 
Beta Theta Pi. 

PERCY WARREN NOBLE '27 in Bridge- 
port, Conn., Sept. 17. He was Produc- 
tion Manager and Treasurer of the 
American Fabrics Company, New York. 
Formerly he was in Lancaster, Pa., with 
the Armstrong Cork Company as As- 
sistant to the Vice-President and Con- 
troller and with the Chicago office of 
Booz, Allen & Hamilton, business con- 
sultants. He had taken graduate courses 
at Harvard Business School and was, 
previous to his association with Ameri- 
can Fabrics, Controller of Native Laces 
& Textiles, Inc., New York. Delta Phi. 
His widow lives at East Meadow Lane, 
Westport, Conn. 

BURTON BURRELL LOVELL, JR., '28 

in Hartford, Oct. 7, after a long illness. 
Chief Engineer at Hartford Hospital 
since 1936, he was a former Secretary 
of the Wethersfield Town Planning 
Commission. He had also been an En- 
gineer with Plymouth Quarries, Inc., 
Boston, and the Bent Construction Com- 
pany, Hartford. While with the latter 



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firm, he was clerk of works at Trinity 
College during the construction of its 
Chapel. He was a Past Master of Ma- 
sons and a member of the National 
Society of Professional Engineers and 
the American Hospital Association. 
Sigma Phi Sigma. Irving W. Lovell '36 
is his brother, and Bruce W. Lovell '56 
is his son. His widow is Helda S. Lovell, 
54 Onlook Road, Wethersfield, Conn. 

EDWARD THURSTON TOWLE 28 in 
Providence, Oct. 19. Regarded as one of 
the best ends in the country during his 
college football career, he was a member 
of the famous "Iron Men" squad of 
1926. He was Varsity End Coach at 
Brown from 1928 to 1935. While coach- 
ing at Brown, he was with a Providence 
brokerage firm and in 1931 he became 
Treasurer of the Hess Narrow Fabric 
Co. in Cumberland. He was also a 
Partner in the Thurston-Towle Co., a 
New York woolen manufacturing con- 
cern. He returned to the brokerage 
business in 1945 and retired in 1956. 
Delta Kappa Epsilon. Frederick G. 
Towle '54 is his son. His widow is 
Caroline K. Towle, 233 Taber Ave., 
Providence. 



LEE PRINCE HARPER '30 in South At- 
tleboro, Oct. 13. He had been Superin- 
tendent of the Kennecott Wire Co. in 
East Providence for the past 15 years. In 
his earlier years he was widely known in 
Rhode Island in semi-pro baseball cir- 
cles. His widow is Marjorie T. Harper, 
440 Highland Ave., South Attleboro. 

LOOMIS HATHEWAY AHRENS '53 in 
Hartford, June 9, after a long illness. 
He was Manager of the Real Estate De- 
partment of Brainard-Ahrens, Inc., Suf- 
field. Conn., insurance and real estate 
agency and one of the organizers and 
a former President of the North Central 
Connecticut Board of Realtors, Inc. He 
also was a former President of the Suf- 
field Players and a Korean war veteran. 
Kappa Sigma. His widow is Alice O. 
Ahrens, 14 Day Ave., Suifield. 

FRANK CROOK BAIN '57 in Provi- 
dence, Oct. 13, after a long illness. He 
had been associated with his late father 
in a real estate and insurance business 
in Pawtucket. He was a member of the 
Pawtucket Real Estate Exchange. His 
widow is Suzanne S. Bain. 350 Fletcher 
Road, North Kingston, R. I. 



His Three Extra Years 



WILLIAM Ray Potter '42 in Provi- 
dence, Sept. 15. The obituary might 
have been left with its fellows in the gen- 
eral necrology of '"In Memoriam," but 
there we could not have told the Bill Pot- 
ter story which warrants telling. 

Bill Potter had lived two lives. The 
second began in 1954 when he first no- 
ticed symptoms of trouble. His doctors 
found out what it was: amyotrophic lat- 
eral sclerosis, the same rare disease which 
killed Lou Gehrig. TTiree years is a long 
life after it hits. (Bill was to live six.) 




WRLIAM R. POTTER '42 (his Senior plioto) 
DECEMBER 1960 



Bill Potter's fight was unusual in itself, 
and he was stubborn in his determination 
not to become an invalid. He used me- 
chanical devices, some of his own design, 
to counteract his growing infirmities — to 
help him read, for example, or to let him 
write a bit. He refused to let his mind 
grow slack or to have his world contract, 
though he could scarcely move in his 
wheelchair. His car was driven to a spot 
behind the goal posts where he could 
watch Brown football; arrangements were 
made so that he could see the squad scrim- 
mage in Dexter-Aldrich Field early this 
fall. He read a lot and thought a lot. 

An Extraordinary Report 

Perhaps the most remarkable thing Bill 
Potter did was to volunteer his help in a 
series of articles which Ben H. Bagdikian 
wrote for the Providence Evening Bulletin. 
They were collaborators in an objective, 
detailed, personal account of tragedy and 
bravery. Bill thought he would like others 
to know what it is like to have a promis- 
ing business career cut short and to face 
certain death while still young. He said 
he wanted to give encouragement to others 
dying from incurable illnesses: 

"Maybe it will end the attitude most 
people have toward a person who's going 
to die — There's no hope, what's the use of 
doing anything?' " He had some feeling 
for what friendships meant, and a family's 
love. It was a long story, not easy to read 
if you had feelings. But you sensed the 
effort Bill was making to communicate, 
and you responded to his courage and 
understood what he was doing so superbly. 
It was one of the most ennobling bits of 



journalism we have ever read. We are 
surprised it had only local currency, 
though it was lengthy. 

Potter had done a lot of thinking. "If I 
had my life to live over again," he told 
Bagdikian, "I think ... I wouldn't be 
so concerned with what people thought of 
me ... I wouldn't be such a conformist. 
I wouldn't be so anxious to conform to the 
image of the successful man — to be a 
financial success, to be active in civic 
affairs. I would be more lazy. I'd read 
more . . ." 

He said if he could get back his lost 
bodily functions, the ones he would value 
most would be: "First (easy), breathing; 
second, chewing; third, one of my hands 
back; fourth, control over my emotions; 
fifth, my voice; sixth — if I got back the 
first five, the heck with the rest." 

During the summer he had to have an 
electric aspirator on hand to help him 
swallow. When Hurricane Donna ap- 
proached in September, he asked to be 
taken to the Rhode Island Hospital be- 
cause of the possibility that power would 
fail at his home, as it eventually did. A 
slight cold became worse in the hospital, 
and he fell into a coma to die. He was 
spared the only fear he'd had about death 
itself — the characteristic choking which 
strikes most victims of the disease. He had 
a peaceful end, and he'd had twice as 
many years as was usual in such cases. 

A Memorial Hour at Brown 

Potter was Vice-President of his Class 
at Brown and President of his fraternity. 
Alpha Delta Phi. He had Navy service in 
the Pacific as a Lieutenant. When he came 
home, he joined the administrative staff 
of the University and directed student 
activities for some time, successfully. Later 
he went into business, with the Dixon 
Corporation, a plastics and textile ma- 
chinery firm in Bristol, R. I., for which 
he was Vice-President and Sales Manager 
until illness forced him to retire. 

Early in September he'd sent a check 
to this magazine as a voluntary subscrip- 
tion, signing the note of appreciation he'd 
dictated. He'd enjoyed his contacts with 
Brown and his fellow alumni. 

The memorial service on the Brown 
Campus was an unforgettable noon hour 
for those who filled Manning Chapel. He 
had anticipated the hour and made his 
desires known: "nothing gloomy," a fa- 
vorite hymn or two, "Chapel Steps," some 
passages he'd marked in military booklets, 
a prayer sent him from home in wartime. 
His minister, the Rev. Robert H. Schacht, 
Jr., and his headmaster at Choate School, 
the Rev. Seymour St. John, officiated. One 
of them recalled that Bill had said: "I've 
always liked the nighttime, and autumn is 
my favorite season." 

In lieu of flowers, checks came to the 
University, for the Brown University 
Fund. Some $625 was acknowledged in 
the next few weeks, put aside in a me- 
morial fund. 

William Ray Potter was the son of the 
late Alfred K. Potter '02 and the grandson 
of William F. Ray '74. His mother lives 
at 280 Irving Ave., Providence. 



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